Updated at 9:30 p.m.
A man involved in a hit-and-run traffic accident Thursday afternoon died at the scene.
Hawai`i County Fire Department officials say crews arrived on scene just before 3 p.m. where they found the 40-year-old male dead.
No additional details regarding the identity of the man or details regarding the vehicle that was later located were immediately available.
Updated at 8 p.m.
A pick-up truck involved in crash with motorcycle in Pahoa earlier this evening has been located. Police reported earlier that the vehicle had fled after being involved in the collision.
Original story published at 3:59 p.m.
The Hawai`i Police Department reports that the north bound lane of Highway 130 at the intersection of Highway 132 in Pahoa is closed as of 3:49 p.m. Thursday.
Officials say the closure is a result of a traffic accident in the area.
Police have issued a public request to be on the look out for a white older model pickup truck that was involved in the incident.
It appears as if the vehicle was involved in a crash with a motorcycle. Police say the driver of the truck fled the scene and that the truck has damage on the driver’s side.
If you spot the vehicle, please call HPD’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or 9-1-1 if it is an emergency situation.