Town mourns loss of Jared Carpenter

Town mourns loss of Jared Carpenter

SCITUATE – The town continues to mourn the loss of Jared Carpenter, a 14-year-old Hope resident, after he died over the weekend in a dirt bike accident.

Hundreds gathered on Matteson Road Monday evening, at the site of the crash where Carpenter lost control of his bike and crashed into a tree.

Carpenter was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital where he died from his injuries last Saturday.

Leaving the vigil on dirt bikes and ATVs, friends said Carpenter was “doing what he loved.” He was described as someone who loved life and lived it to the fullest.

He would have been a freshman at Ponaganset High School this fall, and was a cornerback on the varsity football team.

Carpenter was the son of Jacob and Crystal Carpenter, and brother to Marcus.

The Jared Carpenter Memorial Fund is set up in Carpenter’s memory, where donations can be made to assist the family with funeral costs. Visit to make donations.

Carpenter’s family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Ponaganset High School Football Athletic Fund, 137 Anan Wade Road, North Scituate.