By News Staff

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I (WLNE) - The South Kingstown Police Department is currently investigating a fatal single-car accident that happened on Saturday night. 

According to the department, the accident occurred on Usqeupaugh Road, just east of South County Trail, where an initial investigation revealed the vehicle traveled off the road and hit a small tree before coming to a stop. 

Police say the driver (and sole occupant) of the vehicle had to be extricated from the vehicle. 

CPR measures were performed and the driver was transported to South County Hospital.

He was pronounced deceased. 

The identity of the driver is being withheld pending notification of his family at this time. 

Police say speed does not appear to be a factor.

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