HPD Identifies Man Who Died in Police Custody

The Hawai`i Police Department reports that an autopsy was conducted Tuesday morning on the body of a man who died in police custody on Sunday morning. The man had previously been involved in a motorcycle collision on January 5.

Officials say the man, who has been identified as 64-year-old Collin Miller of Hilo, died as the result of blunt force trauma to the head.

His death was ruled as accidental.

HPD says the Traffic Enforcement Unit will conduct a further investigation.

Responding to the 3:10 p.m. crash on January 5, Hilo patrol officers determined that the driver of 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle traveling west on Makaʻala Street rear-ended a Toyota sedan and was thrown from the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle, determined to be Miller, refused medical treatment.

Miller was then taken into custody and arrested with driving under the influence of an intoxicant, driving without a license, and driving without insurance.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident to contact Officer Keith Nacis at (808) 961-2339.