Hawai‘i police ID motorcyclist killed in Hilo crash
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.
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.