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Autopsy Results Show Crash Victim Died of Cardiac Arrest

July 2, 2019, 3:31 PM HST
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A 70-year-old Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man died following a single-vehicle collision on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Kailua-Kona on the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway, .1 mile south of the Keāhole Airport Road.

The 70-year-old male has been positively identified as Michael A McCormick.

Responding to a 9:20 a.m. call, police determined that a red 2010 Chevrolet Colorado pickup heading north (Kawaihae-bound) had crossed the merge lane on the mauka side of the roadway.

The Chevrolet continued to drive on the rock shoulder/embankment and finally came to rest on the right northbound lane on the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway.

The 70-year-old male driver was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 1:18 p.m.

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An autopsy was performed and determined that the cause of death was cardiac arrest.

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The traffic fatality will not count towards the yearly total since the cause of death was due to a medical condition.

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