NORTH STONINGTON — Connecticut State Police are seeking witnesses to a deadly motorcycle crash along Interstate 95 Sunday that left a New Haven woman dead and the driver suffered serious injuries when they struck a wire rope guard rail between exits 93 and 92.
The woman, 48-year-old Cynthia Oliveras, suffered severe and noticeable injuries in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene when first responders arrived. The driver, 46-year-old Cesar Negron, suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London.
State police, local firefighters and ambulance personnel were dispatched to I-95 South between exits 93 and 92 around 7:30 p.m. with reports of a serious motorcycle crash. The highway was immediately shut down at exit 93.
According to a Connecticut State Police accident report, the two were traveling southbound on Negron's 2002 Honda VTX1800C just past exit 93 when he lost control and struck a wire rope guard rail, throwing both Negron and Oliveras from the motorcycle.
The impact caused fatal injuries that led to Oliveras' immediate death, officials confirmed. Negron was in serious condition and was first treated at the scene before then being taken to L+M Hospital.
The cause of the crash has not been officially determined.
A portion of I-95 South from exits 93 to 92 was closed to allow for response and remained closed for several hours, officials said.
The case remains under investigation through the Connecticut State Police's Accident Reconstruction Team. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Charles Workman at 860-848-6500.