(Updated) Plantsville Man Killed in Rocky Hill Dirt Biking Accident

Rocky Hill police said David M. Kirychuk, 53, died in what is being classified as a biking accident.

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Rocky Hill police on Thursday released the identity of a man killed in what police have described as being a dirt biking accident this week near the Connecticut Motor Cross Track.

David M. Kirychuk, of Whitlock Ave. in Plantsville, was pronounced dead at Hartford Hospital Wednesday as a result of injuries suffered in the accident, police said.

According to a report from CBS Connecticut, the 53-year-old Kirychuk was found at the edge of a pond in Rocky Hill on Tuesday just after 4:30 p.m. 

The report said the man was unresponsive and the pond was near the Connecticut Motor Cross Track near Meadow Road. The track bills itself as "The only public place to ride."

The track's address is listed on its website as North Meadow Lane, Rocky Hill. 

Further details of the accident or how the man was discovered have not been released. The accident is being investigated by the Mid-State Traffic Accident Unit, police said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Officer Peter Vanturas at 860-258-7640.

Editor's Note: David M. Kirychuk is not the same man facing charges in a string of Connecticut burglaries. David J. Kirychuk is in state custody in that case.

Patch Editor Robert Mayer contributed to this report.

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Robin Lee Michel May 15, 2013 at 01:22 AM
This was so sad. I just saw Dave at Top's Market about 1 week before his death. He was sunburned and very happy - he had just returned from Texas where he saw his mother and sister(s). He said he was so glad he went. We hugged each other and I gave him encouragement because of everything his family was going through. He lived about 10 houses away and always had a smile on his face. My son and his went to kindergarten together 20 years ago and we've known them since then. Went to the wake - there must have been at least 200 people there and a line out the door. I wish I knew he had such a heart for the Lord - I would have loved to talked to him about that. Now he is with the Lord. No one lived life the fullest as he did. The Michels miss you, Dave.


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