Family of crash victim asks for help after memorial vandalized

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – The family of Gianni Guerrieri, a 22-year-old killed in a fiery crash with two of his friends on I-95 in October, is asking for help after a memorial for the young men was vandalized. 

The memorial sits at the crash site in West Warwick, and a plaque was ripped down, with a wolf figurine broken this past week. 

The family noticed the vandalism, while going to lay down flowers for Guerrieri’s birthday on Monday. Guerrieri would be turning 23 years old. 

“I just want them to know that you added onto my family’s heartbreak unnecessarily. It’s hard enough with his birthday tomorrow and this was just unnecessary,” Gianni’s mother, Summer Guerrieri, said. “If there was a problem with the plaque, someone could have contacted me and we could have worked something out. Going there and doing this is the act of a coward.” 

The family is offering a $2,500 reward for information on the vandal. If you have any information about the vandalism, contact Summer Guerrieri.  

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