Tiverton man dies in New Year's Eve day crash

John Barretto, 18, was a "gentle giant," his niece said

By Ted Hayes
Posted 1/2/22

A Tiverton man died Friday morning, Dec. 31, after he lost control of his car and struck a tree on Brayton Road.

John Carlos "JC" Barretto, 18, was driving south just before 6:30 a.m. when he lost …

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Tiverton man dies in New Year's Eve day crash

John Barretto, 18, was a "gentle giant," his niece said

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A Tiverton man died Friday morning, Dec. 31, after he lost control of his car and struck a tree on Brayton Road.

John Carlos "JC" Barretto, 18, was driving south just before 6:30 a.m. when he lost control of his Saturn sedan. Though Tiverton firefighters and the Fall River Fire Department's heavy rescue unit were able to remove him, he was pronounced dead soon after arrival at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information related to the accident should contact Officer Stephen Parrillo at 401-625-6717, or via e-mail at sparrillo@tivertonpoliceri.com.

Following the accident, Barretto's niece, Alaysia Arruda of Fall River, started a gofundme page to help raise money for funeral expenses.

"He was always so kind and looking out for his family and friends," she wrote. "He could easily be described as a gentle giant who was full of love and laughter."

As of Sunday, the page had raised more than $9,200 to help Barretto's family.

 

 

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