05-23-18 Kalapana traffic fatality (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I
Sergeant Clarence Davies
Phone: 961-2391
Report No. C18014381




Media Release 

Police have identified the man who died in a 1-vehicle traffic crash Monday (May 21) on Highway 130 near the 21-mile marker in the Puna District.

He was identified as 59-year-old Kenneth “Key” Mepham Jr. of Kalapana.

This was the 11th traffic fatality this year compared with 15 at the same time last year.

Police are also asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Keith Nacis at 961-2339 or email: Keith.Nacis@hawaiicounty.gov.

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