Norwalk man, 23, killed in I-95 motorcycle crash in Stamford, police say

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Connecticut State Police Troop E - Montville, in Uncasville, Conn. Aug. 3, 2022.

Connecticut State Police Troop E - Montville, in Uncasville, Conn. Aug. 3, 2022.

Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media

STAMFORD — A Norwalk man was killed early Monday after his motorcycle collided with a box truck on Interstate 95, according to Connecticut State Police

Police identified the man as 23-year-old Jose Coreas Ortiz. 

Around 2:30 a.m. Monday, troopers received multiple calls about a crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Exit 8. Police said Coreas Ortiz was riding his motorcycle north in the center lane behind a box truck operated by a 51-year-old Virginia man. 

Coreas Ortiz's motorcycle hit the back of the box truck, throwing the Norwalk man from his bike and onto the highway's center northbound lane. A tractor-trailer  — driven by a 27-year-old Philadelphia man — then struck Coreas Ortiz, according to state police. 

Coreas Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other reported injuries, state police said. 

Police closed Interstate 95 north for about five hours Monday to investigate the incident. The Connecticut State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Squad Unit, the state Department of Transportation and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner also responded to the scene. 

Anyone with information related to the crash, or with relevant dashboard camera footage, can contact Trooper Quispialaya at 203-696-2500.

Liz Hardaway can be reached at liz.hardaway@hearst.com