Kamuela Man Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash in KamuelaJune 4, 2018, 2:58 PM HST (Updated June 5, 2018, 5:28 PM)
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.
Speed appears to be a factor in this crash, but it is not immediately known if alcohol was a factor.
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.