A 62-year-old Naʻalehu man died following a single-vehicle collision on Thursday near the intersection of Aloha Boulevard and Highway 11 in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.
The man has been positively identified as Kevin Ceasar.
Responding to an 8:55 a.m. call, police determined that a Black 2000 Dodge Durango SUV heading west (Makai) had drove off of the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a rock embankment. The 62-year-old male driver was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 2:34 p.m.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Coroner’s Inquest investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Jason Foxworthy at 326-4646, ext. 229 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo.
This is the 13th traffic fatality this year compared to 13 at this time last year.