Warwick Police responded to a car and tree accident near 690 Ives Rd. around 11:30 a.m. on April 6. The Traffic Division’s Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the collision. The vehicle, which was being operated west on Ives Road, left the roadway and struck a tree on the south side of the road. No other vehicles were involved. The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle and had to be extricated by the fire department. The operator, identified as Alfred Coletti, 42, of Warwick, was transported to Kent Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Accident Reconstruction Team is continuing the investigation to include whether speed, alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision. Investigators are continuing their analysis with interviews of witnesses. Anyone with information related to the accident is requested to contact Sgt. Eric Falcofsky of the Warwick Police Department Traffic Division at 468-4293.