Police investigate fatal accident on Marion Avenue

Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Marion Avenue and Tunxis Path. The Southington Police Department is asking anyone with information related to this collision to contact Officer Justin Burke at (860) 621-0101 or at  jburke@southingtonpolice.org.

According to the investigation, the accident happened at approximately 4:22 p.m. David Spinnanger, 19, of Plymouth, was driving southbound on Marion Avenue in a 2006 Honda CBR 1000 motorcycle when he crossed the double yellow line to pass another vehicle on their left.

Spinnanger’s motorcycle struck an oncoming 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in its rear driver’s side quarter panel (rear bumper). The Silverado was operated by Quentin Niles, 72, of Southington.

Spinnanger sustained serious injuries on scene, and he was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance where he was later pronounced deceased. Niles did not receive any injuries as a result of the accident.

No more details are available at this time.


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