The Hawai`i Police Department has identified the man who died from injuries sustained in the two-vehicle crash Saturday on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, near the 38-mile marker.
He was identified as 49-year-old Napoleon Higuera of Hilo.
This is the 27th traffic fatality this year compared with 23 at this time last year.
Police are also asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Casey Cabral at (808) 961-2329 or email: Casey.Cabral@hawaiicounty.gov. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.