Police ID Exeter man killed in Warwick crash

By News Staff


Warwick Police are investigating after an Exeter man was killed in a motor vehicle accident Monday afternoon.

Police say Brett Taraska, 30, died died from injuries sustained in the crash.

It happened at approximately 3:14 p.m. when a single vehicle crashed head on into a tree on Ives Road.

Police say Taraska was driving southbound when he veered left, crossing the yellow lines, and crashed into a tree. 

Taraska was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Police are investigating to determine whether alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the crash, or if the driver possibly suffered a medical incident moments prior. 

Officials do not believe that speed was a factor. The driver also appeared to be partially buckled at the time of the crash. The airbag did deploy. 

The Warwick Police department is asking anyone with information to call their Traffic Division at 401-468-4343. 

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