UPDATE: Police Identify Man in South Kona Crash

December 5, 2012, 1:50 PM HST
* Updated December 6, 9:25 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...

Police have identified a man found dead this morning after his large pickup truck went off Highway 11 in South Kona and struck a tree.

Marcus Aickin, 38, of Ocean View was dead at the scene, a fire department spokesman said.

Paramedics responding to an 8:44 a.m. call found Aickin in the driver’s seat of his 2008 Ford F-450 truck, still wearing his seatbelt.

The northbound four-door pickup with dual rear tires had run off the right side of the road and down a 10-foot embankment.

The accident prompted the closure this morning of one lane of the highway at the accident site about one fifth of a mile south of the 97-mile marker.


An autopsy will be conducted Thursday to determine the exact cause of death. Because the death may have been caused by a medical condition, police said they are waiting for the results of the autopsy before adding it to the county’s official traffic fatality count.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Mahalo for Subscribing


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments