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



Family and friends are coming to grips with the loss of a Tiverton teen gone too soon.

18-year-old John Barreto died of internal bleeding after a serious crash on Brayton Road in Tiverton.

19-year-old Alaysia Arruda, the niece of Barreto, described him as someone who was always so kind and looking out for his family and friends.

“He could easily be described as a gentle giant who was full of love and laughter.”

Alaysia and other family and friends were still in shock over the sudden and tragic death.

“At this time, all I can ask is for prayers for our family to be able to get through this.”

Alaysia created a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses. The fundraiser had received just under $800 as of this writing.

Barreto had tragically lost his mother in 2018. He also had a love of autos, joining Team Diablo, a group of car enthusiasts that hosts meetups, cruises, car shows, charity fundraisers, and events throughout New England.

Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

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