Date Published:2024-01-02

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Third person dies following fatal crash on Veterans Memorial Bridge in Somerset

SOMERSET, MA – A third person has died from a crash that happened on Veterans Memorial Bridge on Dec. 25, 2023, according to WJAR.

Adam Gauthier, 41, was allegedly impaired as he was driving a Land Rover east in the westbound lanes of traffic and collided with an Infiniti SUV occupied by three people around 11:10 p.m.

Floriano Arruda, 73, and his 15-year-old grandson died in the crash. Donna Arruda, 68, died from her injuries on Friday.

Authorities have charged Gauthier with motor vehicle homicide, manslaughter, operating under the influence of liquor, reckless operation, and driving the wrong way.

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Written By: Ronald J. Resmini

Last Updated: 2024-01-02