Man Involved in Hilo Traffic Fatality Released

Police released a man late Thursday who was initially arrested for Negligent Homicide following a traffic crash with a bicyclist on Wednesday.

After conferring with the Hilo Prosecutors Office, 26-year-old Dylen Benevides who was the driver of the 2018 Nissan sedan was released from police custody pending further investigation.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash, or witnessed any bicyclists in the area of Highway 19 on Wednesday morning before 6 a.m., to call Officer Keith Nacis at 961-2339.