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Hilo fatality 01-07-14
Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I
Sergeant Christopher D. Gali
Report No. C14000502
A 40-year-old Hilo man died Tuesday (January 7) from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Kinoʻole Street 180 feet north of the Kinoʻole Street/Puainako Street intersection.
The driver was identified as Tracy S. Pack, of a Hilo address.
Responding to a 1:49 a.m. call, South Hilo patrol officers determined that the driver was operating a 2006 Mercedes Benz four-door sedan and traveling south on Kinoʻole Street when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road, stuck a chain-link fence and then struck a building.
The driver was not wearing a seat belt.
He was pronounced dead at 4:28 a.m. at Hilo Medical Center.
Police believe that speed and alcohol contributed to the crash.
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a coroner’s inquest case and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Police ask anyone with information about this crash to call Officer Tuckloy Aurello at 961-8119.
This is the 2nd traffic fatality on Hawaiʻi Island this year compared with none at this time last year.
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