Victim Identified in Puna Pedestrian Fatality

A male pedestrian that died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle/ pedestrian crash that occurred on Thursday morning, on Highway 130, south of the Keaʻau Transfer Station has been identified.

The 58-year-old male has been identified as David Foster Perrells, of Pāhoa.

The Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Coroner’s Inquest investigation and is renewing a request for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or have any information relative to the identity of any other involved vehicle(s) or driver(s) to contact Officer Blayne Matsui of the Area I Traffic Enforcement Unit at 961-2339.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.