Kailua-Kona Man Killed in 3-Vehicle Collision

May 22, 2019, 6:56 PM HST (Updated May 22, 2019, 6:56 PM)
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A 49-year-old Kailua-Kona man was killed following a three-vehicle collision on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, on Highway 190, .2 miles south of the 14-mile marker.

The 49-year-old male motorcycle rider has been identified as David Alan Mahon.

Responding to a 6:35 a.m. call, police determined that a white 2006 Honda Pilot SUV being operated by a 21-year-old Kamuela man was overtaking several southbound vehicles in a no-passing zone when it collided with the northbound purple 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The 49-year-old male rider was transported to the Kona Hawaiʻi Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:37 p.m. The third vehicle, a white 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was being operated by a 49-year-old Kamuela man who was not injured in the collision.

The 21-year-old male was subsequently arrested for Negligent Homicide and several other related offenses. He is currently being held at the Kona Cellblock.

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Police do believe speed is factors in the collision.

The Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Negligent Homicide investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Jason Foxworthy at 326-4646 ext. 229. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo.

This is the 8th traffic fatality this year compared to 11 at this time last year.

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