Kona Motorcyclist Dies in Napo‘opo‘o Crash
A 29-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a single-vehicle collision on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, on Pu ‘u Honua Road at the 4 mile marker in Napo‘opo‘o.
The man has been positively identified as Kalamaokalani Keith Kelekolio-Crivello.
Responding to a 6:36 p.m. call, police determined that Kelekolio-Crivello was operating a white 2005 Honda CBR600 motorcycle heading south when he ran off of the roadway and lost control. The motorcycle then struck several large rocks, ejecting the rider. Kelekolio-Crivello was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m.
Kelekolio-Crivello was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Police believe that speed and impairment are possible factors in the crash.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and is asking that anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Jason Foxworthy at (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 or email at [email protected]. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.
This is the 18th traffic fatality this year compared to 13 at this time last year.