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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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Police identify woman who died after car crash while walking in Pahoa

An adult female pedestrian died following a vehicle/pedestrian crash Tuesday night, (February 20), in Pāhoa. She has been identified as 38-year-old Suzanne Hoverson from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Clarence Acob at (808) 961-2329. This is the 4th traffic fatality this year compared with four at this time […]

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Woman walking on roadway killed after being struck by car Tuesday night (Feb 20)

An adult female pedestrian died following a vehicle/pedestrian crash Tuesday night, (February 20), in Pāhoa. Her name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of her family. Responding to a 9:40 p.m. call, police determined that a 2006 Ford sedan was traveling southbound on Highway 130 near Launahele Road when it struck the female […]

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Police find body of man in coffee shack blown 150 feet from its foundation

Hawaiʻi Island police responded to a reported coroners inquest on Monday, (February 19), at about 6:30 a.m., in the Hōlualoa area. Upon arrival, officers discovered the body of a 74-year-old man who reportedly was a seasonal coffee farm worker. Upon investigation at the scene, it appeared that the shack-like structure containing no walls in which […]

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Police identify Kapaau man killed in North Kohala crash

A 66-year-old Kapaau man died following a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon, (February 19), on Keokea Beach Road, at Kapaau. He was identified as Myron Okubo. Responding to a 3:25 p.m., call police determined that a 2000 Dodge pickup truck had been traveling north on the Keokea Beach Road while the operator and sole occupant (Okubo) […]

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Man drowns as swimmers get into trouble at South Point

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:59 p.m. alarm Monday (Feb 5) to South Point Landing in Ka‘u for, a man and woman in their 20s, swimmers in distress. By the time rescuers arrived the woman was abe to make it to shore with minor scrapes to her legs but she had lost sight of the […]

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Crews discontinue search for woman missing in Wailuku River floodwaters

The Hawaii County Fire Department has discontinued their search for a woman swept away in Wailuku River floodwaters on January 26, 2018 near Piihonua Falls. The search included many hours with ground crews, dive teams and helicopter crews until Monday (Feb 5). The search was performed from Piihonua Falls down the Wailuku River to Hilo […]

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Two dead after South Kona crash Friday (Feb 2)

An unidentified man and a 54-year-old Kailua-Kona woman died from their injuries sustained in a 2-vehicle crash Friday evening, (February 2), in Honamalino, South Kona near the 84-mile marker of the Māmalahoa Highway Route 11. The woman has been identified as Roxane Cho, but the name of the male is being withheld pending positive identification […]

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Police identify guide who succumbed to noxious fumes on lava hike

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the death of a tour guide in Puna. At 8:16 a.m., Thursday morning, (February 1), police and fire department personnel responded to the Kalapana lava viewing area for a report of a man who had collapsed in the lava field while leading a hiking tour.

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Steam rises off the active lava flow in a rainstorm. File Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO.

Noxious fumes surround hikers, tour guide dead as three escape

Fire/rescue responded to an 8:15 a.m. alarm Thursday (Feb 1) to the Kalapana lava viewing area in the old Royal Gardens Subdivision to rescue hikers from noxious fumes.

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