A Warwick man, 42, died after the car he was driving struck a tree on Ives Road in the Potowomut section of Warwick late Friday morning, said Warwick police.
The man was taken to Kent Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police are withholding the man's name pending notification of his family, said Warwick police Capt. Joseph Coffey.
A witness told police that the driver was heading south on Ives Road, then drifted into the northbound lane before crashing into a tree about halfway between the two entrances to Goddard Park. Coffey said the call came in at 11:28 a.m. Traffic was diverted through the park for about 2 1/2 hours while police and rescue officials were at the scene.
According to WPRI, the man was driving an tan SUV. If you have information about the crash, Warwick police are asking you to contact Sgt. Falcofsky in the Traffic Division at 468-4293.
Police are investigating whether or not speed or alcohol were factors, Coffey said.