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North Kohala fatality 09-17-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Acting Sergeant Andres M. Fojas
Phone: 961-8889
Report No.C12025037


Media Release

A 76-year-old Kapolei man died Friday (September 14) from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash on Wednesday (August 29) on Kohala Mountain Road (Route 250) at the 18-mile marker in the North Kohala District.

The man was identified as Calvin B.T. Hoo, of a Kapolei address.

Responding to a 12:33 p.m. call, North Kohala patrol officers determined that the motorcyclist was traveling north on Kohala Mountain Road when he ran off the right side of roadway and lost control of the motorcycle.

The man was transported to the North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital and was later flown to The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu.

Hoo died on September 14, 2012 at 3:29 p.m.

It is unknown at this time if speed, alcohol or drugs were factors in this crash.

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

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Thomas Koyanagi at 326-4646, extension 229.

This is the 30th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year compared to 15 at the same time last year.

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