Hawaiʻi Police Department
Lieutenant Daniel Mlakar
Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 253
Report No. C14003889
A 90-year-old man died Tuesday (February 11) from injuries he sustained when a storage shed on his property collapsed on him. He was identified as Walter K. Sugi of a Hōnaunau address.
Police determined that Sugi had crawled under the shed to retrieve an item when the building fell on him. Fire/Rescue personnel responded and extracted Sugi.
He was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:40 p.m.
The case is classified as a coroner’s inquest. Police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.