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Honaunau fatality update 07-20-07 (posted 07-26-07)

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Acting Sergeant Wendall Carter
Phone: 961-2332 
July 21, 2007
Report No. C07023214

Media Release (update)

Police traffic investigators have identified a 33-year-old Honokaa man who died Friday (July 20) from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle crash on Route 11 in the area of the 99 mile-marker in the Kona District.

The victim was identified as Jules Anjain, of Hamakua.

Responding to a 4:04 p.m. call, Kona patrol officers determined that a male party with three other occupants was operating a 2000 Jeep Cherokee SUV traveling north on Route 11 near the 99 mile marker in Honaunau, when vehicle ran off of the right side shoulder of roadway, struck an embankment and overturned.

The victim sustained critical injuries from the crash and was transported to Kona Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Speed and alcohol were contributing factors in this crash. 

Traffic Enforcement Unit officers are continuing their negligent homicide investigation, and are still requesting the public’s assistance with any information about this crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Marvin Troutman at 326-4646, extension 229, or Acting Sergeant Wendall Carter at 961-2332.

This is the 19th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year, compared with 18 at this time last year.