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Victim in Single-Vehicle Crash Identified

November 25, 2019, 7:58 AM HST
* Updated November 25, 8:01 AM
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A 35-year-old Naʻalehu man died following a single-vehicle collision on Sunday, Nov. 24 on Kamaoa Road in Naʻalehu 0.7 miles east of South Point Road.

The deceased has been positively identified as Paul Ray Roby.

Responding to a 9:55 a.m. call, police determined that a white 2000 Mercedes-Benz convertible heading east had run off of the right shoulder (makai side) of the roadway.

The vehicle went down an eight-foot embankment and struck several trees before overturning. The male driver was transported to the Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:27 p.m.

Police believe that speed and alcohol were factors in the crash. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

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The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Jason Foxworthy at 808-326-4646, ext. 229.

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This is the 22nd traffic fatality this year compared to 28 at this time last year.

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