On Friday 01/25/2013 at approximately 10:56 p.m. Rehoboth Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash in the area of 11 Cedar Street. Upon arrival officers observed that a pickup truck had crashed and was in two pieces in the middle of the roadway. Officers observed that the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle had been ejected from the vehicle and Rehoboth Ambulance and Fire Department personnel rendered aid to the operator. Police observed that the cab of the pickup truck was lying in the roadway on the hood and there was extensive damage to the entire vehicle. The back and both side windows had been broken, and the entire back portion of the truck lay several yards east of the cab. Preliminary investigation showed that the vehicle had apparently been airborne when it struck the tree was a tree approximately 6-7 feet up from the base. The operator was identified as Robert Smith, age 29, of 1881 Winthrop Street, North Dighton, MA Mr. Smith was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The investigation is being conducted by Patrolman Ryan Brule of the Rehoboth Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit.