Kona Fatality Isle’s Fourth Motorcycle Death in 2012
Big Island police said a 38-year-old Kona man died early today from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night.
The accident occurred shortly before 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Henry Street and Palani Road in Kailua-Kona.
Police said Caleb Wolfson was riding a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle eastbound on Henry Street when he struck a concrete barrier and was thrown off his bike.
Fire Department paramedics took Wolfson to Kona Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:12 a.m. today.
Police said alcohol was believed to be a factor in the crash. It was not known if Wolfson was wearing a helmet, but a helmet was found at the scene.
This was the 11th traffic fatality this year on the Big Island. Four of those deaths involved motorcycle riders.
There were seven traffic fatalities at this time last year.