Brideport man dies from motorcycle crash

BRIDGEPORT- A Bridgeport man died early Sunday morning after crashing his motorcycle into a pole on North Avenue while attempting to elude Fairfield police.

Arthur De Andrade Leao, 23, of Smith Street, died from internal injuries after being transported to Bridgeport Hospital, state police said.

Fairfield police said one of their officers first made “contact” with the motorcyclist and state police said the operator crashed in Bridgeport while trying to “elude Fairfield police.” He failed to negotiate a curve in the road and hit a police, state police said.

Bill Cummings