Kona Hit-and-Run Victim Identified

A Kailua-Kona man who died following a single vehicle hit and run collision on May 30, along Hualalai Road fronting the Kailua-Kona Public Library, has been identified.

Hawai`i Police Department officials say the victim has been identified as 35-year-old Masayoki George.

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

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.