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October 23, 2013

Officer cited for speeding in cruiser crash

An investigation has concluded that Beverly police officer Kevin Coletti was driving 64 mph in a 30 mph zone when he crashed his police cruiser into a telephone pole on Essex Street on Sept. 29, police said this morning.

The speed was determined by examining the cruiser's "black box" recorder, according to police.

Coletti has been cited for speeding and a marked lanes violation. He remains on administrative leave pending a disciplinary hearing, police said.

Coletti's cruiser went off the road and struck a parked car and a utility pole at about 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the area of 135 Essex St.

The investigation was conducted by Beverly police Sgt. Russell Rollins with the assistance of the State Police crash analysis reconstruction team. The investigation concluded that "speed was the major contributing factor to the crash," according to a press release issued by police this morning.

Police said nobody was injured in the crash.

Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or

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