Puna Traffic Fatality Victim Identified

The Hawai`i Police Department has identified the man who died in a single-vehicle traffic crash Monday on Highway 130 near the 21-mile marker in the Puna District.

He was identified as 59-year-old Kenneth “Key” Mepham Jr. of Kalapana.

This was the 11th traffic fatality this year compared with 15 at the same time last year.

Police are also asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Keith Nacis at 961-2339 or email: Keith.Nacis@hawaiicounty.gov.