HPD Identifies Man Who Died in Hit-and-Run

A Pahoa man that died from injuries sustained in a hit and run vehicle crash along Highway 11, north of Makalika Street, on Wednesday morning has been identified.

Hawai`i Police Department officials say the man has been identified as 35-year-old Anthony Harper.

HPD has renewed its request for information to members of the community that may have any details regarding the circumstances of the vehicle crash or may have observed any recent suspicious front-end damage to a motor vehicle to contact police. 

Traffic Enforcement Unit Investigators are also seeking information from persons that may have observed a male pedestrian walking Hilo-bound along Highway 11 between Keaʻau town and Makalika Street between 12:30 a.m. to 1:50 a.m on April 3.

The Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Negligent Homicide investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Erhard Autrata at (808) 961-2329.