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Ka’u fatality (update) 08-09-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Christopher Gali
Phone: 961-2332
Report No. C12020289

Media Release (update)

A man who died July 29 from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on July 23 on South Point Road has been identified as 25-year-old Steven T. Coss of Hilo.

Responding on July 23 to an 8:47 a.m. call, Kaʻū patrol officers determined that the victim was operating a 2001 Mercury sedan and traveling north on South Point Road approximately 5.5 miles south of Kamāʻoa Road when he ran off the right side of the road, lost control, struck a utility pole and overturned several times.

He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.