- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

DURHAM, Conn. (AP) - State police say a Maine man died when his motorcycle hit a utility pole and tree in Connecticut.

It happened around 3:20 p.m. Sunday in Durham. Police say Scott Coffin of Windham, Maine, was traveling north on Route 17 when his motorcycle crossed into the southbound lane and went off the road.

Police say 51-year-old Coffin struck a utility pole and tree and was thrown from his motorcycle.

The road was closed between Dinatale Drive and Parmelee Hill Road and reopened shortly after 9 p.m. The crash is under investigation.

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