Loved ones and neighbors mourn the loss of victim in Saturday night’s fatal crash

"He seemed like he cared about people. He was a very good guy to know and I'm proud to say I knew him"

CRANSTON R.I (WLNE) – Neighbors in Cranston are mourning the loss of Julian Alba after Saturday night’s fatal crash on Scituate Avenue.

“He seemed like he cared about people. He was a very good guy to know and I’m proud to say I knew him”, said Alba’s next door neighbor John Enright.  “He was just a caring guy and you don’t see too many people like that.”

Alba, driving a 1991 Nissan 300Z was traveling at a high rate of speed on Scituate Avenue when he lost control of his car at a curve, crossed the double yellow lines and collided head-on with a 2020 Ford Edge.

Alba was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the passenger in Alba’s car was a 45-year-old New Jersey man, who is in critical condition.

There were three men in the Ford Edge, who were taken to the hospital and have since been released.

Neighbors say they went outside after hearing the chaos, saw the crash and say firemen were immediately on-hand.

ABC6 News spoke with Alba’s wife, who described him as the most genuine guy you would ever meet.  She says he was loved by everyone, had a smile that lit up a room, and did not have a mean bone in his body.  She says they were getting ready to start a family together.

“It’s not a good feeling to know that somebody you see and you talk to a lot; just disappear like that, it’s a sad thing, it’s not a good day”, said Enright.

©WLNE-TV/ABC6 2020

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