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HPD IDs Pāhoa Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

August 26, 2021, 9:07 AM HST
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Puna man killed in a motorcycle crash earlier this week has been identified as 36-year-old Arif L. McCluer of Pāhoa.

Authorities responded to the crash at approximately 4:08 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24. According to Hawaiʻi Police Department, McCluer was driving a 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling east on Highway 132 when he reportedly crossed the double solid yellow line, and struck a 2001 tandem dump truck head-on that was traveling west.

The road was closed for nearly seven hours between Government Beach Road and mile marker 4 on Highway 132.

McCluer was ejected and located unresponsive in the shoulder of the road, HPD states. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 8:13 p.m. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

The male driver of the dump truck suffered no injuries.

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The East Hawaiʻi Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation, which is pending. Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has information to contact Officer Blayne Matsui at 808-961-2339 or via email [email protected] Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.

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