Driver in South Kohala Crash Had Medical Condition

February 10, 2014, 9:02 AM HST
* Updated February 10, 9:04 AM
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Police said an autopsy conducted Friday on a Kailua-Kona man involved in crash two days earlier indicated that he suffered from a medical condition.

The medical examiner determined that Matthew B. Lee, 52, did not die from injuries sustained in the collision.

Lee’s pickup crossed the center line of Queen Kaahumanu Highway south of the Puako Beach Drive intersection and sideswiped a northbound vehicle driven by a visitor from Canada.

None of the four people in the other vehicle was injured.

The finding reduces the number of Big Island traffic fatalities so far this year to three. There were seven at this point in 2013.


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