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HPD Identifies Man Killed in Pāhoa Crash

September 6, 2021, 1:03 PM HST
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Authorities have identified a man killed in a single-vehicle crash in Puna over the weekend as Robert Lively.

On Saturday, Sept. 4, Lively, 25, of Pāhoa, was traveling north on Highway 130 near Kaluahine Street in a 2000 Toyota Tacoma in Pāhoa when he lost control of his vehicle. According to Hawaiʻi Police, Lively, who was the sole occupant in the truck, slid off the right shoulder of the roadway, causing the vehicle to roll.

HPD responded to the incident at approximately 9:21 p.m. When they arrived on scene, police say, Lively had been ejected and was found unresponsive under the vehicle.

The East Hawaiʻi Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation, which remains pending. If anyone may have witnessed the accident or has information about it, they are asked to contact Officer Jared Cabatu at 808-961-2339 or send an email to [email protected].

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300 in Hilo.

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