62-year-old man dies in single-truck crash in North Kona
On April 4 in North Kona, 62-year-old Curtis Arthur Lea of Kailua-Kona died in a single-vehicle crash, according to Hawaiʻi Island Police.
The crash occurred at the intersection of Kaiminani Drive and Kalia Place.
According to police who responding to a 2:36 p.m. call, a silver 2007 Ford F150 pickup truck was heading west on Kaiminani Drive when it ran off the right shoulder, striking a wooden fence and overturning.
Lea was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:08 p.m.
Police believe that impairment is a factor 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 for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Adam Roberg 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 sixth traffic fatality this year on the Big Island.