Police ID Victim in Fatal Laupahoehoe Crash

The Hawai`i Police Department has identified the man who died following a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday in Laupāhoehoe as 40-year-old Joseph H. Wolf of Kailua-Kona.

Hawai`i County Fire Department crews arrived on scene that day, near the 25-mile marker, at 1:45 p.m. to find that a Mazda open bed truck had collided head-on with a fuel tractor trailer causing flames.

This is the 8th traffic fatality this year compared with 7 at this time last year.

Police are also asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Casey Cabral at (808) 961-2329 or e-mail Casey.Cabral@hawaiicounty.gov.