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Police identify Waikoloa man killed from fallen utility pole in Paauilo

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who died yesterday (May 2), in a fatal industrial accident on Highway 19 in Paʻauilo. The victim is identified as 52-year-old Lyle Kaaihili of Waikoloa.

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Man dies after a utility pole falls onto him in Paauilo

Hawaii Island police are investigating a fatal industrial accident on Highway 19 in Paauilo after a utility pole fell on a man. At 10 a.m. this morning (May 2), a utility company using a boom truck was replacing a utility pole on the shoulder of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) near the 35-mile marker. Witnesses reported […]

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Motorcycle crash leaves Kailua-Kona man dead

One man died in a single motorcycle traffic crash Tuesday (May 1) in North Kona near the 28-mile marker of the Mamalahoa Highway Route 190. He has been positively identified as 69-year-old Henry Peters, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

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Police identify man killed in head-on Laupahoehoe crash

Police have identified the man who died following a 2-vehicle crash Wednesday, (April 18), in Laupāhoehoe, near the 25-mile marker in the North Hilo District. He has been identified as 40-year-old Joseph H. Wolf of Kailua Kona. This is the 8th traffic fatality this year compared with 7 at this time last year. Police are […]

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Pickup truck crossed centerline leading to deadly head-on crash Wedensday (April 18)

An adult man died following a 2-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon, (April 18), in Laupahoehoe. His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of his family. Responding to a 1:38 p.m. call, police determined that a 2002 Mazda pickup truck was traveling northbound on Highway 19 near the 25-mile marker when it crossed the […]

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Pickup truck driver dead after head-on crash with gasoline tanker

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:38 p.m. alarm Wednesday (April 18) to an area near the 25-mile marker of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) in Laupahoehoe for a head-on crash. Crews arrived to find that a Mazda pickup truck, which was traveling northbound, had crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer fuel truck hauling gasoline. The Mazda had […]

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Police identify a man who escaped police but possibly drowned in Puna

Hawaiʻi Island police have tentatively identified the fugitive who was swept into the ocean off the Puna coastline and presumably drowned following his attempt to elude capture by police officers yesterday, Monday, (April 16). The drowning victim is tentatively identified as 37-year-old

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Autopsy to be conducted on body recovered from Rainbow Falls Saturday (March 31)

Big Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found floating in the area of Rainbow Falls in Hilo on Saturday, (March 31). The Hawaiʻi Fire Department helicopter and rescue personnel located and recovered the body, which was turned over to police.

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Naalehu Opihi picker drowns after falling into ocean

A 54-year-old Nāʻālehu man is the victim of drowning off of Kahakahakea Point in Kaʻū, on (March 21). Police are investigating the accidental death of Duane A. Breithaupt of Nāʻālehu after he fell into the ocean water while picking opihi. He was with about ten family members near the ocean but was alone picking the […]

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Keaau girl is killed after motorcycle crash in Pahoa Thursday (March 15)

A 15-old Keaʻau girl died following a single motorcycle crash Thursday evening, (March 15), in Pāhoa. Responding to a 5:53 p.m., call, police determined that a 2013 Honda dual sports motorcycle was traveling northbound on Government Beach Road and ran off the roadway and struck a tree near Cinder Road.

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Holualoa woman is dead after Kona crash Monday (March 12)

A 41-year-old Holualoa woman died following a three-vehicle crash Monday evening, (March 12), in North Kona near the 83-mile marker of the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway. Responding to a 10:39 p.m. call, police determined that the operator of a 2002 Volvo sedan had been traveling south when it was involved in a rear-end collision with a […]

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Police ID body found in Wailuku River as woman who drowned in January

Hawaii Island police have confirmed the identity of a body that was found in the Wailuku River on (February 25), as 28-year-old Kelly Mrowinski, of Chicago. Mrowinski and a male co-worker were swept into the Wailuku River by an apparent flash flood on (January 26). The male was able to swim to shore, however, after […]

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

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.

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Female body recovered from Wailuku River after going over Rainbow Falls

Fire/rescue crews recovered a person who was swept over Rainbow Falls on Saturday (Feb 24) in Hilo. At 2 p.m. Saturday witnesses saw a body swept over the falls and observed it floating face down on the Wailuku River. The river was turbulent and swollen from days of heavy rainfall. Crews in the fire department’s […]

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