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Hawai‘i police ID motorcyclist killed in Hilo crash

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Authorities have identified a man killed in a two-vehicle traffic crash in Hilo on Sunday as Hilo resident Ryan Miras.

The collision occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the area of Kanoelehua Avenue and East Kawili Street. According to Hawai‘i police, Miras, 45, was traveling south on a 2019 Honda motorcycle on Kanoelehua when he rear-ended a 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck stopped at a red light at the East Kawili Street intersection. The roadway was dry and the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

The 32-year-old male driver of the Toyota pickup truck was not injured as a result of this collision.

Speed and the motorcycle operator not wearing a helmet are the two primary factors in the outcome of this collision. Further investigation will be conducted relative to any additional contributing factors.

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The East Hawai‘i Traffic Enforcement Unit continues its investigation as a coroner’s inquest, which remains pending. Officer Clifford Antonio is the lead investigator and can be contacted at 808-961-2339 or via email at [email protected] Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.

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