Milford Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

West Haven Police say Ronald Vece, 24, was following his girlfriend at the time of the crash.

West Haven Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Milford man. Credit: Patch File Photo
West Haven Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Milford man. Credit: Patch File Photo
A 24-year-old Milford man was killed Saturday night when the motorcycle he was driving crashed in West Haven.

The man, who police identified as Ronald Vece, was following his girlfriend at the time of the accident, according to an article published by the Connecticut Post.

The couple — him on his motorcycle and she in her car — reportedly crossed the double-yellow line to pass another vehicle, but Vece lost control and struck the rear of her vehicle, the Post article states. He was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.

West Haven Police were not immediately available to comment on their investigation.

Vece was a 2006 graduate of Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge. He played varsity football with the Spartans and racked up some pretty impressive stats in his senior year as a wide receiver and linebacker, while sporting the No. 20, according to MaxPreps.
C.S. July 15, 2013 at 11:16 PM
So very sorry to hear of this, my condolences to his family and friends.
tlkensington July 16, 2013 at 08:27 AM
Crossed the double yellow? He was driving recklessly. Only has himself to blame.
Joe Della Monica July 16, 2013 at 11:51 AM
Give it a break kensington
tlkensington July 16, 2013 at 01:19 PM
I won't give it a break. This is a teachable moment. We lose so many of these moments because people say "give it a break" and "let loved ones grieve." Maybe this kid should have thought about his family before driving recklessly. He disrespected his family more than I am. I am just pointing out that by passing a car on double yellow road is reckless. He made the choice to do it. Thus its his fault. Other people should learn from this, so we don't lose other lives so frivolously.
Joe Della Monica July 16, 2013 at 02:19 PM
You have no idea why or what he was doing st the time of the accident. Don't be a coward and hide the fact that your moronic and thoughtless remarks were made to educate us all when in fact your just mean spirited. This wouldn't be the first verbal diarrhea you've spewed and probably not the last.
Mike Novenstein July 17, 2013 at 12:59 AM
Tike, right or wrong, you're stillll a a jerk. I would like to use stronger language but I don't want to get flagged.
C.S. July 17, 2013 at 07:28 AM
Amazing how internet tough some people are. Tke that was the stupidest and most insensitive statement I've read on here ever.
Hilary Arcovitch Brentson July 17, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Abe and Mike, this happened in front of my house, where my young children (as well as many, many other people) frequently use the sidewalk. He was, in face, driving very recklessly at an incredibly high speed. Both vehicles crossed over to the left hand lane, and when they crossed back, he clipped her tire and lost control, which sent him flying through my garden and over the section of sidewalk used constantly by many people. I can't close my eyes without seeing our neighbor performing cpr on Ronnie, and I was the one who held his girlfriend and tried to comfort her while the paramedics worked on him. Don't you dare talk about being mean spirited. I have every right to be angry at this selfish man's decision to drive the way he did. I feel great compassion for his family and for his girlfriend. I felt her pain first hand and haven't stopped thinking about her (or him) since. The fact is, they did this. They did this out of blind carelessness, and they could have hurt or killed someone else. Thank GOD they didn't. It IS a teachable moment. We are not invincible. We all deserve compassion, but it is NOT ok to behave in such a way that you put others at risk. I never expected to have my 9 and 14 year olds witness something like this, but WE LIVE HERE. The marks in the road are there every day, and the gawkers stopping to stare are, too. This has been traumatic and horrible, and it was totally preventable. There was no reason whatsoever for them to be driving like that. Operating a motor vehicle is serious business, and I am offended that you think you know better. You have no idea what we have all been through. I ache for Ronnie's family, but if he had hurt my kids through his selfishness...
Joe Della Monica July 17, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Hilary, you can speak of this because you witnessed it. K is just a person who likes to resd his moronic posts and wait for shock value
tlkensington July 18, 2013 at 09:02 AM
Actually Abe the reason why I post is that I had a couple friends who died while driving recklessly. It pains me to read stories like this but I know for a fact that nothing is being learned because of people like you. There is a short window after an incident like this to teach. People need to see the pain that others have caused because of reckless actions. Hilary, her kids, and neighbors are scarred now because of this kid. I will forever be scarred because my friends were reckless. I'm sorry Abe that I want to stop this cycle. I really am.


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