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Fall River and Tiverton respond to fatal crash that claims life of 18-year-old



Photo courtesy of Tiverton Police

A driver has been killed in a crash in Tiverton this morning.

According to Captain Michael Miguel, at 6:23 a.m., the Tiverton Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of Brayton Road and Ferreira Drive for a report a motor vehicle accident.

It was determined that a 2002 Saturn 4 door sedan, operated by 18-year-old John Barreto of Tiverton, was traveling south on Brayton Road when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.

Tiverton Fire Fighters, with the assistance of the Fall River Fire Department’s Heavy Rescue Unit, were able to remove Barreto, who was entrapped in the vehicle. Barreto was transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital by Tiverton Rescue. Barreto was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival to the hospital.

The accident remains under investigation by members of the Tiverton Police Department Detective Division and Accident Reconstruction Unit. Anyone that may have further information related to this accident, please contact Officer Stephen Parrillo at 401-625-6717 or email

Family and friends remember 18-year-old killed in Tiverton crash

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