Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Christopher D. Gali
July 7, 2008
Report No. C08020684
Media Release (update)
Big Island police have identified a man who died Sunday (July 6) from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) as Peter Paul Quesada III of Kailua-Kona.
Responding to a 3:22 p.m. call, Ka’u patrol officers determined that Quesada was operating a 1999 Kawasaki motorcycle and traveling south on the highway when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, crossed the centerline and ran off the left side of the road. He was not wearing a helmet.
He was dead at the scene and later transported to Kona Community Hospital where he was officially pronounced dead at 8:17 p.m.
It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were involved but speed was a factor in 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 the crash to call Officer Joshua Lewis at 326-4646, extension 229.
This is the 14th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year compared with 17 at this time last year.