Authorities ID Man Who Died in Captain Cook Crash

The Keaʻau man who died following a single-vehicle collision in the Captain Cook area on Tuesday has been identified.

Police say the 30-year-old male has been positively identified as Jason Andrew Becerril.

Responding to a 10:55 p.m. call, police determined that a white 1993 Nissan pickup truck heading north had crossed double solid yellow lines near a turn and drove off an embankment on the Makai side of the roadway. The man was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 2:58 a.m.

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 Kimo Keliipaakaua at (808) 326-4646 ext. 229.