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Moped fatality (update) 03-22-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Christopher D. Gali
Phone: 961-2332
Report No. C13007601


Media Release (update)

Police have identified the man killed Thursday (March 21) from a moped crash on Painted Church Road in Hōnaunau, as 23-year-old Shyden D. Bento of a Captain Cook address.

Responding to a 9:07 p.m. call Thursday, Kona patrol officers determined that the victim was operating a 2001 Honda moped and traveling north on Painted Church Road when he ran off the right side of the road and struck a rock wall. He was not wearing a helmet.

He was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:25 p.m.