Motorcyclist dead after colliding with truck on South Street

A motorcyclist is dead after colliding with a CWPM Waste Management Truck on South Street last Friday.

According to a press release from the Bristol Police Department, 31-year-old Robert Choinski of New Britain was heading west on South Street, approaching the intersection of East Road. When he turned left, the release said, Choinski collided with a motorcyclist who was traveling east on South Street. The motorcyclist, 49-year-old Raymond Smith of Wallingford, died from his injuries at Bristol Hospital, and the passenger, 41-year-old Allison Vandermaelan of Wallingford was flown by Life Star to a Hartford area trauma hospital where she was listed in grave condition, the release said.

The crash remains under investigation. Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Officer Kosiba at (860) 584-3035.