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Help Needed Identifying Pedestrian Killed on Highway in Glenwood

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Police said a pedestrian died early today after being struck by a pickup truck on Highway 11 just north of Glenwood.

Police responding to a 3:06 a.m. call were told that the pedestrian was walking on the highway in the vicinity of the 18-mile marker when the collision occurred.

The 2013 Toyota pickup was being driven in a southerly direction by a 55-year-old Hilo man, police said. The driver was not injured.

Police said they do not believe that speed, alcohol or drugs were involved.

The victim was transported by fire department paramedics to Hilo Medical Center where he died at 4:28 a.m.

The pedestrian had no identification and police are asking for the public’s help identifying him.

He was described as a Caucasian man in his late 20s or early 30s. He was about 5-foot-9 or 5-foot-10 and about 180 pounds, with long black hair and a beard and mustache.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Officer Tuckloy Aurello at 961-8119 or the police department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

The accident was the 12th traffic-related fatality of the year, compared to 11 at this time in 2012.


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