Captain Cook Man Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash
A Big Island man is dead after a three-vehicle crash in South Kona.
According to the Hawaiʻi Police Department, 66-year-old William Jennings Dixon of Captain Cook died following the collision Saturday, Sept. 3, near the intersection of Kaʻohe and ʻIli ʻIli roads.
Responding to an 11:28 a.m. call, police determined Dixon was operating a blue 2006 Honda Pilot SUV heading west when he drove off the right shoulder, striking a parked gray 2004 Ford F-150 truck and a blue 2019 Subaru Impreza four-door sedan. After striking the two vehicles, the Honda Pilot went over an embankment and crashed into a driveway.
Dixon was transported to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:35 p.m.
Police do not think speed was a factor in the crash. An autopsy was ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and is asking for anyone who might have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Adam Roberg at 808-326-4646, ext. 229, or via email at [email protected]. Those who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.
This is the 26th traffic fatality this year compared to 16 by this time last year.