Man Dies in Kona Hit-and-Run

An unidentified Kailua-Kona man died following a single vehicle hit and run collision on Thursday.

Hawai`i Police Department officials say the incident took place in Kailua-Kona on Hualalai Road, fronting the Kailua-Kona Public Library.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

The victim is described as a dark complexion Polynesian male in his 30’s, possibly Marshallese or Micronesian. He is 5-feet-4-inches to 5-feet-6-inches and between 140 to 160 pounds.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male party.

The suspect vehicle is possibly a truck or sport utility vehicle due to the injuries sustained by the victim.

The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Negligent Homicide investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Jason Foxworthy at (808) 326-4646 ext. 229.

This is the 10th traffic fatality this year compared to 11 at this time last year.