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HPD Opens Negligent Homicide Investigation

October 28, 2016, 9:27 AM HST
* Updated October 28, 9:30 AM
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Big Island Now stock photo. June 2016.

Big Island Now stock photo. June 2016.

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a two-vehicle traffic accident that occurred on Sept. 3, 2016, on the Hawai‘i Belt Road (Route 11) just south of the Kamehameha III Highway intersection.

During the investigation, police learned that a green Subaru or Isuzu SUV may have caused the victim, Breanna Fujimoto, to cross the centerline of the roadway just prior to the head-on collision with a 2015 Nissan SUV.

Due to this new information, police have reclassified this traffic fatality from a coroner’s inquest investigation to a negligent homicide investigation.

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed either the collision or the green SUV leaving the scene of the collision to call Officer Justin Hooser at 326-4646, ext. 229. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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