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Man dead after being hit by truck in Kona Thursday (March 1)

POLICE UPDATE (1:20 p.m. on 3/1/2018)

A 50-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a single-vehicle crash this morning, (March 1), on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway at the intersection of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Kailua-Kona.

He has been identified as Peter Sigrah of Kailua-Kona.

This is the fifth traffic fatality this year compared with four at this time last year.

POLICE UPDATE (3/1/2018)

A 50-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning, (March 1), on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway at the intersection of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Kailua-Kona.

He has not been positively identified at this time.

Responding to a 5:50 a.m. call, police determined that a 2006 Ford F-450 operated by a 64-year-old Kamuela man had been traveling south on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway at the intersection with Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park when it was involved in a collision with a pedestrian who had been walking within the southbound lane.

The male pedestrian sustained critical injuries from the collision and was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 10:00 a.m.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

Police believe that speed and alcohol were not a factor.

Officers from the Traffic Enforcement Unit have initiated a Negligent Homicide investigation and are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call Officer Kimo Keliipaakaua at (808) 326-4646, ext. 229.

This is the fifth traffic fatality this year compared with four at this time last year.

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 5:49 a.m. alarm Thursday (March 1) for a pedestrian who was struck by a septic pumping truck in Kona.

Crews arrived at the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Route 19) and the entrance of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and found a good samaritan performing CPR on a man who was struck by a truck.

Rescue workers took over for the woman performing CPR but were unsuccessful in reviving the him. The woman was not involved in the collision between the pedestrian and the truck which was driven by a man.

Traffic was halted on Queen Kaahumanu Highway during the rescue efforts and the northbound lane was reopened at 7 a.m. with southbound traffic being detoured up Hina Lani Street. At 9:45 a.m. traffic was reported to be open to both directions on the highway.

The police are investigating the crash between the truck and pedestrian.

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