East Hawaii News

California Man Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash

July 20, 2015, 8:33 AM HST
* Updated July 20, 11:37 AM
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A man died in Hilo Saturday night after driving his vehicle off the road and striking a cement wall.

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that a 61-year-old California man was driving south on Kanoelehua Avenue in a 2015 Ford four-door sedan when he ran off the right side of the road between Kahaopea Street and Kawailani Street in Hilo.

Officers responded at 9:41 p.m. and belive he may have suffered a medical condition prior to the crash.

The man was taken to Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 10:16 p.m.

HPD says the man’s identity is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

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A coroner’s inquest case has been initiated by Traffic Enforcement Unit officers. An autopsy has also been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

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Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information regarding the incident is asked to call Officer Keith Nacis at 961-8118.

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