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UPDATE: Three-Vehicle Crash Victim Identified

June 7, 2017, 7:21 PM HST
* Updated June 9, 7:54 AM
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UPDATE: June 9, 2017

Police have identified the man who died from injuries sustained in the three-vehicle crash on Wednesday, June 7, on Highway 19 near the 37 Mile Marker in Paʻauilo.

He was identified as 32-year-old Jacob De Jesus of Paʻauilo.

This is the 20th traffic fatality this year compared with 10 at this time last year.

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Police are also asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Clarence Acob at 961-2293 or email [email protected]. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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PREVIOUS POST: June 7, 2017

A man died following a three-vehicle crash this morning, Wednesday, June 7, in Paʻauilo.

His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of his family.

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Responding to a 9:04 a.m. call, police determined that a sedan was traveling Hilo-bound on Highway 19, passing the 37 Mile Marker, when it crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Kenworth dump truck head on. Upon impact, the sedan was pushed backward into the path of a 2016 Jeep Wrangler which was also heading

Upon impact, the sedan was pushed backward into the path of a 2016 Jeep Wrangler which was also Hilo-bound.

The driver of the sedan was taken to the Hilo Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

The occupants of the dump truck and Jeep received minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Clarence Acob at 961-2293. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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