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Hilo fatality 03-13-09
Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Christopher D. Gali
March 13, 2009
Report No. C09007667
A 33-year-old Hilo man died Friday (March 13) from injuries he sustained in a single motor vehicle crash on Amaulu Road 1.2 miles west of Wainaku Avenue in Hilo.
The victim was identified as Jaime Rain Church of Hilo.
Responding to a 2:27 a.m. call, Hilo patrol officers determined that the victim was operating a Dodge ram 2500 pickup truck and travelling west on Amaulu Road when he lost control, ran off the roadway and struck a tree.
The victim was not wearing a seatbelt.
The victim was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 5:20 a.m.
Police have determined that speed and alcohol were involved.
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 on this crash to call Officer Robert Pauole at 961-8119.
Because this crash occurred on a private road, the death is not counted toward the island’s official traffic fatality count.
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