Norwalk biker killed on I-95 in Stamford Sunday night

Connecticut State Police are reporting that a Norwalk man operating a motorcycle was killed during a construction accident on Interstate 95 in Stamford late Sunday night.

According to a press release of the incident, Armando Barrera, 38, of 77 Benedict St., Norwalk, was killed instantly in the crash.

Trooper Kelly Grant said that at 11:50 p.m. Sunday Barrera struck a construction truck while riding his motorcycle and was thrown off the bike and then struck by another vehicle. The incident occurred in the northbound lanes, just before Exit 9.

According to the press release, the construction truck Barrera hit was one of several vehicles in the far left lane moving slowly northbound before Exit 9. The vehicles were being used to close the left side of the highway in order for rumble strips to be put along the left shoulder of the roadway.

Barrera rode up to the truck and crashed into the right rear corner of the truck, six-tenths of a mile before Exit 9. After being ejected from the motorcycle, Barrera was then struck by a Toyota Highlander being driven a center lane by another Norwalk man.

Barrera’s motorcycle veered to the right and crashed into a concrete wall along the right shoulder of the highway.

The release said Barrera suffered “traumatic” injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation remains active, the release said.