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Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who died from injuries sustained in a two- vehicle crash Thursday night (January 5) on Highway 130, between Leilani Avenue and Malama Street in Pāhoa.

He was identified through fingerprints as 37-year-old Michael Simmons of O’Brien, Oregon.

Police identify man killed in Puna crash Thursday

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who died from injuries sustained in a two- vehicle crash Thursday night (January 5) on Highway 130, between Leilani Avenue and Malama Street in Pāhoa. He was identified through fingerprints as 37-year-old Michael Simmons of O’Brien, Oregon.

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A 34-year-old Ocean View woman died following a two-vehicle crash Friday night (January 6) on Highway 11 just north of the 96-mile marker.

She was identified as Mona Yoshitaro.

Responding to a 7:18 p.m. call Friday, police determined that  a 2003 Kia four-door sedan operated by Yoshitaro had been traveling north on Highway 11 near the 96-mile marker when it crossed left of center on the roadway and collided head-on with a 2003 Nissan pickup truck that was traveling south.

Friday night crash leaves Ocean View woman dead

A 34-year-old Ocean View woman died following a two-vehicle crash Friday night (January 6) on Highway 11 just north of the 96-mile marker. She was identified as Mona Yoshitaro. Responding to a 7:18 p.m. call Friday, police determined that a 2003 Kia four-door sedan operated by Yoshitaro had been traveling north on Highway 11 near […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:53 p.m. alarm Thursday (Jan 5) to Pahoa-Kalapana Road (Route 130) near the 13 mile marker for a two car crash.

Crews arrived to rescue a 50-year-old man from the crash, he was transported to Hilo Medical Center where he died. Three other people in the crash were taken to HMC in serious condition.

Two car crash in Puna leaves one dead, three in serious condition

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:53 p.m. alarm Thursday (Jan 5) to Pahoa-Kalapana Road (Route 130) near the 13 mile marker for a two car crash. Crews arrived to rescue a 50-year-old man from the crash, he was transported to Hilo Medical Center where he died. Three other people in the crash were taken to […]

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The Hawai'i Police Department reports that Ali'i Drive south of the Queen Kalama Avenue intersection in Kailua-Kona is now open. The south bound lane was previously closed as Traffic Enforcement Unit Officers continued their investigation into an earlier traffic accident. The Hawai'i Police Department thanks the public for their patience and understanding.

Police close one lane on Alii Drive for accident investigation, now open

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that Ali’i Drive south of the Queen Kalama Avenue intersection in Kailua-Kona is now open. The south bound lane was previously closed as Traffic Enforcement Unit Officers continued their investigation into an earlier traffic accident. The Hawai’i Police Department thanks the public for their patience and understanding.

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A 31-year-old Kona woman was involved in a one-vehicle traffic casualty Saturday morning (December 24) in Kailua-Kona.

She was identified as Bristol Thompson of Kailua-Kona.

Responding to a 2:19 a.m. call Saturday, police determined that Thompson had been taken by personal vehicle to the Kona Community Hospital emergency room with life-threatening injuries sustained in a one-vehicle traffic casualty earlier on Aliʻi Drive.

Kona woman dead after falling from pickup truck on Christmas Eve

A 31-year-old Kona woman was involved in a one-vehicle traffic casualty Saturday morning (December 24) in Kailua-Kona. She was identified as Bristol Thompson of Kailua-Kona. Responding to a 2:19 a.m. call Saturday, police determined that Thompson had been taken by personal vehicle to the Kona Community Hospital emergency room with life-threatening injuries sustained in a […]

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A 21-year-old Pāhoa woman died following a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning (December 15) in Keaʻau.

She was identified as Nicole Kahoopii.

Responding to a 6:38 a.m. call, police determined that a 2008 GMC sports-utility vehicle was traveling Pāhoa-bound on Highway 130 at the Shower Drive/Pōhaku Drive intersection when it broadsided a 2013 Buick sedan that was being driven by Kahoopii and turning Keaʻau-bound from Pōhaku Drive.

Pahoa woman dead after crash in Keaau Thursday (Dec 15)

A 21-year-old Pāhoa woman died following a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning (December 15) in Keaʻau. She was identified as Nicole Kahoopii. Responding to a 6:38 a.m. call, police determined that a 2008 GMC sports-utility vehicle was traveling Pāhoa-bound on Highway 130 at the Shower Drive/Pōhaku Drive intersection when it broadsided a 2013 Buick sedan that […]

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A woman and a man died in a two-vehicle traffic crash Thursday afternoon (December 1) in Kona near the 31.5-mile marker of Highway 190.

They have been identified as 45-year-old Jeongah Hyun of Kailua-Kona and 46-year-old Iljung Nam of South Korea.

Responding to a 12:35 p.m. call Thursday, police determined that Hyun had been operating a silver 2006 Mazda multi-purpose vehicle on Highway 190 just north of the 31.5-mile marker, when she crossed left of center and was broadsided by a white 2013 Peterbilt dump truck that was heading south on Highway 190. The operator of the dump truck, a 46-year-old Honokaʻa man, was taken to Kona Community Hospital with minor injuries. Hyun and Nam, her passenger, were pronounced dead at the hospital at 6:10 p.m. and 6:11 p.m., respectively.

Woman and man dead after crash in Kona Thursday (Dec 1)

A woman and a man died in a two-vehicle traffic crash Thursday afternoon (December 1) in Kona near the 31.5-mile marker of Highway 190. They have been identified as 45-year-old Jeongah Hyun of Kailua-Kona and 46-year-old Iljung Nam of South Korea. Responding to a 12:35 p.m. call Thursday, police determined that Hyun had been operating […]

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A 63-year-old man died while surfing Saturday morning in waters off Lighthouse Road in Halaula.

He has been identified As John Willard of Waikoloa.

In response to a 10:16 a.m. call Saturday reporting an unresponsive man at a surf spot known as “Lighthouse,” officers learned that Willard had not been surfing long when he caught a wave and disappeared. Other surfers in the area went to investigate. They found Willard floating face down in the water and took him to shore.

Police identify Waikoloa man who died surfing in Kohala Saturday (Nov 12)

A 63-year-old man died while surfing Saturday morning in waters off Lighthouse Road in Halaula. He has been identified As John Willard of Waikoloa. In response to a 10:16 a.m. call Saturday reporting an unresponsive man at a surf spot known as “Lighthouse,” officers learned that Willard had not been surfing long when he caught […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:15 a.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 12) to Kauhola Point in Halaula, North Kohala for a drowning.

At the popular surf spot 'Kohala Lighthouse' surfers found a 63-year-old man face down in the ocean not breathing and without a pulse. Surfers began CPR in the water and brought the man to shore where firefighters took over resuscitation efforts.

Drowning at popular surf spot in North Kohala Saturday (Nov 12)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:15 a.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 12) to Kauhola Point in Halaula, North Kohala for a drowning. At the popular surf spot ‘Kohala Lighthouse’ surfers found a 63-year-old man face down in the ocean not breathing and without a pulse. Surfers began CPR in the water and brought the man to […]

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A-10-year old Hōnaunau girl died from a vehicle-pedestrian crash Wednesday afternoon (November 2) in South Kona near the 106-mile marker of the Māmālahoa Highway (Route 11).

She has been identified as Janexty Kaaloa.

Responding to a 1:10 p.m. call, police determined that a tan 1987 Jeep pickup truck had been traveling south on Māmālahoa Highway when it struck Kaaloa who had been running westbound across the highway. Kaaloa sustained critical injuries from the collision. She was taken to Kona community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 2:33 p.m.

Honaunau girl struck and killed by pickup in Kona Wednesday (Nov 2)

A-10-year old Hōnaunau girl died from a vehicle-pedestrian crash Wednesday afternoon (November 2) in South Kona near the 106-mile marker of the Māmālahoa Highway (Route 11). She has been identified as Janexty Kaaloa. Responding to a 1:10 p.m. call, police determined that a tan 1987 Jeep pickup truck had been traveling south on Māmālahoa Highway […]

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The man who died from injuries sustained in a pedestrian/vehicle crash in Hilo last month has been identified through fingerprints as 64-year-old Gary Hall of Hilo.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash on October 3 near the 500 block of Kīlauea Avenue to contact Officer Keith Nacis at 961-8119 or keith.nacis@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

Police identify victim of fatal crash in Hilo

The man who died from injuries sustained in a pedestrian/vehicle crash in Hilo last month has been identified through fingerprints as 64-year-old Gary Hall of Hilo. Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash on October 3 near the 500 block of Kīlauea Avenue to contact Officer Keith Nacis at 961-8119 or keith.nacis@hawaiicounty.gov. Tipsters who prefer […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a two-vehicle traffic accident September 3 on the Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) just south of the Kamehameha III Highway intersection.

During the investigation, police learned that a green Subaru or Isuzu sports utility vehicle may have caused the victim, Breanna Fujimoto, to cross the centerline of the roadway just prior to the head-on collision with a 2015 Nissan SUV.

Police seek info about fatal September 3, 2016 Kona crash

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a two-vehicle traffic accident September 3 on the Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) just south of the Kamehameha III Highway intersection. During the investigation, police learned that a green Subaru or Isuzu sports utility vehicle may have caused the victim, Breanna Fujimoto, to cross the […]

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