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Kamuela Man Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash in Kamuela

June 4, 2018, 2:58 PM HST
* Updated June 5, 5:28 PM
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A 29-year-old Kamuela man died following a two-vehicle crash on Sunday, June 3, 2018, on Kawaihae Road near the 64-mile marker in Kamuela.

He has been identified as Ryan Estvanik.

Responding to a 10 p.m. call, police determined that a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle operated by Estvanik, had been traveling east on Kawaihae Road when he crossed over the centerline of the roadway and collided head-on with a 2014 Ford sedan operated by a 44-year-old Kamuela man, traveling west.

The collision caused Estvanik to sustain critical injuries, and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:40 p.m.

The operator of the Ford sedan sustained minor injuries of which he was treated and released from the scene.

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Speed appears to be a factor in this crash, but it is not immediately known if alcohol was a factor.

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

The Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Coroner’s Inquest investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Justin Hooser at (808) 326-4646, ext. 229. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

This is the 15th traffic fatality this year compared with 19 *UPDATE* at this time last year.

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