A 53-year-old Waikoloa man died following a single-vehicle crash Sunday on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway just north of the 85-mile marker in Kailua-Kona.
Hawai`i Police Department officials say the man has been identified as Michael Shine.
Responding to a 7:15 a.m. call, police determined that a silver 2013 Dodge Caravan being operated by Shine had been traveling northbound on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway when it veered left crossing over the southbound lane of travel colliding with a guardrail off of the southbound shoulder of the roadway.
Shine was transported to the North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:38 am.
Police believe that speed and alcohol were not a factor in the incident.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
The Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Coroner’s Inquest investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Justin Hooser at (808) 326-4646 ext. 229.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.
This is the 26th traffic fatality this year compared with 26 at this time last year.