Motorcycle fatality 05-10-07

PHONE: 961-2332
MAY 10, 2007
REPORT NO. C07015051


A 28-year-old Kailua-Kona man died this morning (May 10) from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash on Kapuna Street in Kailua-Kona.

Responding to a 3:35 a.m. call, Kona patrol officers determined that the driver was operating a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle and traveling north on Kapuna Street when he hit a curb and was thrown from the motorcycle.

The driver, who was not wearing a helmet, was transported to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:05 a.m.

Police believe that speed, alcohol and drugs were factors in the crash.

Police are withholding the victim’s name pending positive identification and notification of his family.

Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a coroner’s inquest case and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

This is the 13th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year compared with 14 at this time last year.

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