The accident happened on Rt. 63 and Norfolk Road around 1:30 p.m. Aislinn Kern, 33, of Harwinton died of her injuries. The driver of the motorcycle she was riding on, Edmond Kern, 40, also of Harwinton, was seriously injured.
Police said Elizabeth Waterbury, of Litchfield, was driving a Ford Escape and swerved into the path of a group of 18 motorcycles. The Kern’s bike was struck by the SUV and Aislinn was ejected off the motorcycle and hit the Ford’s windshield and then went up and over the SUV and landed in the roadway. Edmond suffered serious injuries and was taken to Hartford Hospital in critical condition.
Another motorcycle hit the Ford and its driver Daniel DePaolo, 40, of Harwinton, was taken by Lifestar in serious condition after suffering serious leg injuries.
A fourth motorcycle struck the SUV after trying to avoid the crashes. Both driver and passenger suffered minor injuries. A fifth bike avoided the crash, but lost control and struck a curb. Vincent Anderson, 59, of Bristol, suffered serious head injuries.
The crash is still under investigation.