Police Identify Victim in Fatal Big Island Motorcycle Crash
Police have identified a Big Island resident who died Sunday, Oct. 10 after crashing his motorcycle.
Oren Mark Wilson, 63, of Waikoloa, was pronounced dead following the single-vehicle collision at the intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Highway 190 in Waikoloa Sunday morning. The incident closed the section of highway for several hours, as first responders tended to and investigated the scene.
Responding to a 10:25 a.m. call, police determined that Wilson was operating an orange 2014 Honda CB1100 motorcycle heading west (makai) on Daniel K. Inouye Highway when he ran off the roadway after striking a stop sign. He then struck a guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle. Wilson was transported to Kona Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:50 p.m.
Wilson was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Police believe that speed was a possible factor in the fatal incident.
The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
Police ask for 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 20th traffic fatality this year compared to 13 at this time last year.