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Winsted Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash in Winchester: Police

A 29-year-old Winsted man has died after a motorcycle crash Friday night in Winchester, according to police. 

Police said they responded to East Wakefield Boulevard just after 9:30 p.m. after getting a 911 call from a witness to the crash and found 29-year-old Charles Godshall, of Winsted, unconscious on the road near a telephone pole in front of 734 East Wakefield Boulevard. 

The Winsted Fire Department responded, and CPR was performed for 20 minutes before Godshall was pronounced dead at 11:03 p.m. at the scene, police said. 

Investigators believe that Godshall was going north on East Wakefield Boulevard when he lost control of his motorcycle, fell off, then hit the pole and a stonewall. 

Witnesses told police they heard the motorcycle and stopped their vehicle to let it pass. They also said they saw the motorcycle travel at a high rate of speed and the operator lose control and hit a telephone pole, according to a news release from police. 

Police said Godshall was operating a 2003 Harley-Davidson Xl1200c and he was wearing a helmet. 

The Connecticut State Police Accident Investigation Team and the Winchester Police Department are investigating. 

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