Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Two people were in the back of the Ocean State Transit building at the time of the a crash; no one was seriously hurt.
A man drove backwards into the Ocean State Transit building at the bus yard on South County Trail Wednesday morning just after 9, according to OST President Tony Murgo. No one was seriously injured. The driver, who was not identified, was shaken and upset according to witnesses. He was taken by EG Rescue to the hospital. There is no word on his condition. Two OST employees who were in the building at the time of the crash were also taken to the hospital, examined and released, Murgo said. "We're very fortunate," he said, standing outside, beside the boarded up structure. The front area of the building was known as the Drivers' Room, where bus drivers and monitors may spend time between bus runs. That part of the building suffered heavy …
Friday, April 13, 2012
The driver was arrested for driving under the influence.
A man driving south on Ives Road in Potowomut near 670 Ives Rd. ran into a tree and bounced back into a stone wall, taking out a good chunk of it, a Warwick police officer at the scene said. The man was taken to Kent Hospital with none life-threatening injuries, police said. Police got a call on the accident at 8:43 p.m. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence. No name was released. A 42-year-old man was killed a week ago – April 6 – while driving south on Ives Road. In that instance, the driver, Alfred Coletti of Warwick, drifted into the northbound lane and then into a tree. The speed limit on Ives Road is 40 miles an hour.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
The driver in the single car crash was Alfred Coletti of Warwick.
Police have released the name of the man who died following a single car accident on Ives Road in the Potowomut section of Warwick late morning Friday. He is Alfred Coletti, 42, of Warwick. The accident took place just before 11:30 a.m. near 630 Ives Rd., on a stretch of the road between the two entrances to Goddard Park. According to a witness, Coletti’s SUV was traveling south on Ives Road when it drifted into the northbound lane and continued across the roadway, crashing into a tree. According to Warwick police, Coletti was the sole occupant of the vehicle; he had to be extricated by the fire department. He was taken to Kent Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Ives Road was closed for about 2½ hours following the crash as police …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The system's been down since last last Tuesday, but is coming back to life, officials say.
The EG Police Department's computer system crashed last Tuesday and is only now — slowly, carefully — coming back to life, meaning there's going to be a lot of “paperwork” to make up once the system comes back on line completely. “The server supporting the police software had a major failure last week,” town tech director Wendy Schmidle wrote in an email Tuesday. “It’s a very unusual occurrence,” she said, noting that the town follows best-practice protocols. According to Police Chief Tom Coyle, the computer problem is not hampering actual police work, just the record keeping that goes along with it. “It only means there will be a lot of back filling, which could take several days on our end,” he said. Schmidle did say that some minor (…
Friday, March 2, 2012
Nicholas Whiteley, the driver in last week's deadly crash, has been upgraded to fair condition at Rhode Island Hospital.
The driver in last week's crash on Shippeetown Road that killed two teenagers from North Kingstown has been upgraded to fair condition at Rhode Island Hospital. Nicholas Whiteley, 21, of North Kingstown, was upgraded to fair condition Tuesday evening after first arriving at Rhode Island Hospital last Sunday in critical condition. According to police, Whiteley was ejected from the vehicle. Christopher Mortin, the other survivor from the deadly rollover, was treated and released the same day after being trapped inside the vehicle for nearly an hour as rescue crews worked to extricate him. According to reports, Whiteley's vehicle struck two boulders and went airborne before hitting a telephone pole, snapping it in two, and rolling over. …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The tragedy that left two teenagers dead early Sunday has cast a pall over both East Greenwich, where it took place, and North Kingstown, home to those involved.
Ever since news broke of the deadly truck rollover on Shippeetown Road in East Greenwich Sunday morning, waves of sadness and concern have rippled through the two communities involved. All four occupants of the pickup truck that crashed around 3:45 a.m. Sunday were from North Kingstown, but since the accident took place in East Greenwich, the trauma has been felt locally as well. In Felicia’s Wednesday afternoon, it was impossible not to overhear a young man’s too-loud voice talking through the crash with his older companion. Just off Main Street, someone has painted “RIP Mike Ruggieri” on the back window of a red pickup truck. Ruggieri, 19, is one of the two who were pronounced dead at the scene. Madeline “Maddie” Healey, 18, is the …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Healey died in the Shippeetown Road crash early Sunday morning.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Funeral services have been scheduled for an 18-year-old North Kingstown woman who passed away in Sunday's early morning crash in East Greenwich. A Mass of Christian Burial for Madeline "Maddie" Healey is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard's Church for relatives and family. Visiting hours are slated for 4 to 8 p.m. at Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home on Friday. Born in Providence, Healey was a 2011 graduate of North Kingstown High School and was attending CCRI in hopes of pursuing her dream of working with children. She also worked at Beach Rose Cafe. (Click here to read North Kingstown Patch blogger Amy Feucht's piece about Maddie and her co-workers.) According to her obituary, Healey loved making people laugh, going to the…
Monday, February 20, 2012
Madeline Healey, 18, and Michael Ruggieri, 19, of North Kingstown, died when the pickup truck they were in flipped over on Shippeetown Road in the early morning.
East Greenwich Police have identified the four people involved in the rollover crash early Sunday on Shippeetown Road that killed two. According to the press release issued Monday evening, Nicholas Whiteley, 21, of North Kingstown, was driving the vehicle when it crashed. He and passenger Christopher T. Mortin, 19, of North Kingstown, are being treated at Rhode Island Hospital. Madeline E. Healey, 18, and Michael D. Ruggieri, 19, both of North Kingstown, were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash took place at around 3:45 a.m. in front of 476 Shippeetown Road between Division and Middle roads. Police said the vehicle had been traveling south on Shippeetown Road when it struck two boulders on the east side of the road, "became airborne …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
The accident happened at 3:51 a.m.; two other occupants hospitalized; speed a factor, police say
Two are dead and two are hospitalized after a pickup truck with four occupants hit a utility pole on Shippeetown Road and rolled over. The accident happened just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning. The car was heading south on Shippeetown from Division Street. According to Fire Chief Peter Henrikson, two people were ejected from the truck. One of those was pronounced dead on the scene, the other was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries. "We had to spend a considerable amount of time extricating the two others," he said. The truck was upsidedown and the cab was crushed. One of the those inside the cab was pronounced dead at the scene. The other had to be extricated. "It was the most difficult extrication I’ve seen in all my years …