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Hilo Man Dead Following Crash Into Embankment

May 27, 2014, 9:10 AM HST
* Updated May 27, 4:38 PM
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A 30-year-old Hilo man died early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on the Puainako Extension.

Officers responding to a 4:21 a.m. call learned that Palani B. Cobb-Adams was driving a 1994 Toyota pickup truck west when he crossed the center line and struck a street sign and an embankment.

Cobb-Adams was taken to Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 5:21 a.m.

Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

An autopsy has been ordered.

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The crash occurred between the 4- and 5-mile markers on the mauka Hilo roadway.

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