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Kailua-Kona Man Dies in Moped Crash

October 20, 2014, 1:48 PM HST
* Updated October 20, 1:52 PM
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A Kailua-Kona man died as a result of a single vehicle crash that happened Oct. 9 on Hinalani St. near Anini St. in Kailua-Kona.

According to a Hawai’i Police Department report issued Monday, authorities responded to a 6:30 p.m. call on Oct. 9. Police determined that a man who had been on a 2008 Adly moped, traveling on the right side of the lane and heading east on Hinilani St. near Anini St., passed a vehicle that was making a left turn onto Anini St. and struck a rut in the road.

The man was thrown from the moped and it proceeded to landed on the lower portion of his body.

HPD identified the man as 64-year-old Michael W. Fox.

Fox was taken to Kona Community Hospital and later flown to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu, where he was pronounced dead on Oct. 10 at 8:12 p.m.

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Speed or alcohol do not appear to have been factors. A coroner’s inquest investigation has been initiated by Traffic Enforcement Unit officers.

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This is the 10th fatality on Big Island roads this year, compared to 23 at this time last year.

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