Chelsea police officer John Bruttaniti, 41, killed; 1 person injured in motorcycle crash on Route 1A in Lynn, Massachusetts

Modified Date: 
Fri, 05/13/2016 - 7:10am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Chelsea police officer killed in motorcycle crash

Patrolman John Bruttaniti was driving on Route 1A when the crash happened, said Chelsea police captain Keith Houghton. State police are investigating.

Bruttaniti, a military veteran who had served in Afghanistan, was a member of the department since 2008. Prior to that he worked as a Chelsea firefighter from 2005 to 2008.

Off-Duty Chelsea Police Officer Killed In Lynn Motorcycle Crash

Massachusetts State Police said Bruttaniti was driving his 2014 FLHXS motorcycle when he lost control for unknown reasons.

Bruttaniti then struck a second motorcycle, which was being driven by a 25-year-old Lynn man. After hitting the second motorcycle, Bruttaniti crashed into a utility pole and was declared dead at the scene.

The driver of the second motorcycle, a 2005 Honda CRF450, was transported to Lynn Union Hospital.

People Involved: 
John Bruttaniti
Route 1A
Lynn, MA
Boston, MA

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