HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT UNIT
ACTING SERGEANT CHRISTOPHER D. GALI
DECEMBER 1, 2000
A 48-year-old Big Island man was killed Thursday night (November 30, 2000) in a one-vehicle traffic accident on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) in the Mountain View area of the Puna District.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Responding to a 10:54 p.m. call, police determined that the victim was traveling south in his 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck about 0.3 miles south of the 18-mile marker when he crossed the centerline, ran off the left shoulder of the road and hit a utility pole.
The victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:55 a.m. Friday.
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers are continuing the investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Thursday’s death was the 34th traffic fatality on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 28 at the same time last year.
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