Connecticut (July 8, 2012) A motorcyclist was killed in an accident on Interstate 95 in New London County. The crash occurred around 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning in the southbound lanes of I-95 near mm 84, exit 72 (Rocky Neck Connector) according to Connecticut State Police.
Christiana F. Morton-Lane, a 23-year-old female from Old Lyme, was driving a Ford Escort when she veered off the left side of the on-ramp, smashing into guard wire, and came back onto the on-ramp. The vehicle then travelled over the grassy median seperating the ramp and the interstate roadway, and collided with a Honda motorcycle with two passengers. The Honda motorcycle was then struck from behind by another bike which was travelling behind it.
The driver of the Honda motorcycle, Robert Burr a 35-year-old male from Clinton, died at the scene. His passenger was airlifted to Hartford Hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the other motorcycle, Dwaine Wilcox a 49-year-old male from Westbrook and his passenger were both transported to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Christiana F. Morton-Lane was not injured and has been charged with DUI.
The accident is under investigation by the Connecticut State Police.