Motorcyclist killed Tuesday on Route 7
A 67-year-old Ridgefield man was killed Tuesday when he lost control of his motorcycle on Danbury Road (Route 7 South).
Joseph Swiatek was heading south in the area of Italia Mia restaurant when he lost control of the motorcycle at approximately 2:33 p.m., police said.
He was ejected from the bike into the northbound lane where he was struck by two vehicles -- first by a Kenworth Construction Roloff garbage truck and then by a Subaru Impreza, according to police.
Swiatek was pronounced dead at the scene.
Danbury Road was closed at Still River Drive northbound and at Dodd Road southbound Tuesday from 2:40 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The crash remains under investigation.