Hawaiian Paradise Park fatality (update No. 2) 05-10-07

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT UNIT
OFFICER ROBERT PAUOLE
PHONE: 961-2332
MAY 10, 2007
REPORT NO. C07014999

MEDIA RELEASE (UPDATE NO. 2)

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing door from a car that went off a cliff and into the ocean Wednesday (May 9) with the driver inside.

Police have identified the driver as Terrance Manion, 48, of Hawaiian Paradise Park in Puna.

Police responded to a 12:31 p.m. call Wednesday and found that a 2004 Hummer had gone off the cliff along Beach Road, just south of Paradise Drive in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.

The Hawaii Fire Department extricated Manion’s body from the car.

Police believe the driver-side door of the Hummer was knocked off in the crash and may have been temporarily swept out to sea. They ask anyone who spots the car door, anyone who witnessed the car go over the cliff or anyone who saw Manion between midnight and the time of the crash to call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

The case has been classified as a coroner’s inquest. An autopsy to determine the exact cause of death is scheduled for Friday.

The death was not counted as part of the island’s official fatality statistics because it occurred in a private subdivision.

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