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Victim of Single-Vehicle Crash Identified

July 16, 2018, 11:24 AM HST
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A 48-year-old Hilo man died following a single-vehicle crash Monday morning, July 16, 2018, on Highway 130 in Keaʻau.

He was identified as Peter Veincent Jr.

Responding to a 12:57 a.m. call, police determined that a 2001 Mazda sports-utility vehicle driven by Veincent was traveling south (Pāhoa-bound) on Highway 130 and crossed the centerline and struck a rock embankment at the intersection of Pohaku Place.

Veincent was transported by Ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:01 a.m.

He was not wearing a seatbelt, and it is unknown at this time if speed or intoxication were factors in this crash.

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

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Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Casey Cabral at (808) 961-2329.

This is the 17th traffic fatality this year compared with 20 at this time last year.

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