May 21, 2024

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The husband and spouse and their grandson had been killed when a driver who was allegedly drunk and driving within the unsuitable lane collided with their automobile.

A funeral is deliberate for the three relations who had been killed in a automobile crash in Somerset allegedly because of a drunk driver within the unsuitable lane. 

Of their obituaries on-line, funeral providers for 73-year-old Floriano Arruda, 68-year-old Donna Arruda, and their 15-year-old grandson, Jacoby Arruda, will happen this week with two visitation alternatives in Fall River and a mass held on Friday in Somerset.

  • Visitation: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to eight p.m., Thursday, Jan. 4, at Auclair Funeral House, 690 South Predominant St. in Fall River
  • Funeral Mass: 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 5, at St. John of God Church, 1036 Brayton Ave. in Somerset
  • Cemetery: 1540 Stafford Street in Fall River

The deadly crash occurred late Christmas evening on the Somerset facet of Veterans Memorial Bridge, when the Arruda household of Seekonk was of their Infiniti SUV. A Land Rover within the unsuitable lane hit them simply after 11 p.m., which was being pushed by 41-year-old Adam Gauthier of New York Metropolis. 

Police mentioned Gauthier, who’s a former Somerset resident, was intoxicated on the time of the wreck. He was arrested, held on $100,000 money bail, and arraigned at Saint Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, the place he was being handled for nonlife-threatening accidents. 

He was initially charged with two counts of manslaughter whereas working underneath the affect, two counts of motorized vehicle homicide-OUI liquor, and one rely every of OUI liquor with critical bodily damage, reckless operation of a motorized vehicle, and driving the unsuitable method on a state freeway for the deaths of Floriano Arruda, who died the following morning, and Jacoby Arruda, who died the evening of the crash. 

Donna Arruda was pronounced useless Friday, and new expenses of manslaughter whereas working underneath the affect and motorized vehicle homicide-OUI liquor had been filed in opposition to Gauthier. 

A pre-trial listening to has been scheduled for Gauthier on Jan. 9 on the Fall River District Court docket. 

Two ladies from Taunton in a Honda had been additionally hit through the crash. Their accidents had been nonlife-threatening, police mentioned. 

The Arruda household’s obituaries, printed by Auclair Funeral House and Cremation Service, mentioned Floriano Arruda was born in Portugal and Donna Arruda was born in Fall River. Their grandson, who performed soccer and baseball, lived with them, NBC10 studies. 

The household was beloved within the Dighton group, the place they lived earlier than shifting to Seekonk lately. Donna Arruda labored within the Dighton-Rehoboth faculty system, and Jacoby Arruda each attended faculties and performed sports activities there.