07-02-19 Autopsy results show May crash victim died of a medical condition (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi
Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229
Report No. 19-036145


Media Release

A 70-year-old Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man died following a single vehicle collision on Sunday (May 5, 2019), in Kailua-Kona on the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway, .1 mile south of the Keāhole Airport road. 

The 70-year-old male has been positively identified as Michael A McCormick.

Responding to a 9:20 a.m. call, police determined that a red 2010 Chevrolet Colorado pick-up heading north, (Kawaihae bound), had crossed the merge lane on the mauka side of the roadway. The Chevrolet continued to drive on the rock shoulder/embankment and finally came to rest on the right northbound lane on the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway. The 70-year-old male driver was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 1:18 p.m.

An autopsy was performed and determined that the cause of death was cardiac arrest.

The traffic fatality will not count towards the yearly total since the cause of death was due to a medical condition.

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