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Fatal Accident at Kohala Ranch

September 11, 2014, 1:52 PM HST
* Updated September 11, 1:55 PM
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A  50-year-old Utah man died Wednesday afternoon following a single-vehicle crash in Kohala Ranch.

According to a press release from the Hawai’i County Police Department, his name has not been released.

The accident occured around 4 p.m.

Police said the man was driving a 1998 Toyota Land Rover and traveling east on Kohala Ranch Road at the intersection with Olomana Road when he lost control, ran off the right shoulder and collided with a tree.

Fire Rescue took him to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:55 pm.

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The driver was not wearing a seat belt.

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It is unknown whether alcohol or drugs were involved.

An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of the death.

Police ask anyone who may have information about the crash to call Sergeant Marvin Troutman at 808-324-4646, extension 229, or call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.

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