Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Christopher D. Gali
Report No. C12027387
Media Release (update)
Big Island police are renewing their request for witnesses to a two-vehicle crash in front of Hirano Store on October 11 or anyone who saw either vehicle before the crash on Highway 11.
Responding to a 4:35 p.m. call on October 11, traffic investigators determined that a 2001 Ford four-door station wagon was traveling on Highway 11 and made a turn into Hirano Store.
A 33-year old woman from Glenwood in a Dodge van crossed the centerline to avoid a collision but struck the Ford.
The driver of the Ford station wagon, John K. Isabel Jr. of Glenwood, was dead at the scene. Fire Department rescue personnel took the woman to Hilo Medical Center.
Police ask that anyone who observed either vehicle before or during the the crash call Officer Tuckloy Aurello at 961-8119.