Crash closes stretch of Route 53 in Redding

REDDING — Route 53 is closed between Redding Road and Newtown Turnpike because of a crash Saturday afternoon, according to police.

The department is urging drivers to seek alternate routes through the area.The crash happened around 6 p.m.

Reports indicate the crash involved a motorcycle and that the driver was suffering from potentially serious injuries.

This story will be updated when police release additional information.