07-16-18 Keaau traffic fatality

Hawai‘i Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Clarence Davies
Phone: (808) 961-2391
Report No. C18019727

 

 

 

Media Release

A 48-year-old Hilo man died following a single-vehicle crash Monday morning, (July 16), on Highway 130 in Keaʻau.

He was identified as Peter Veincent Jr.

Responding to a 12:57 a.m. call, police determined that a 2001 Mazda sports-utility vehicle, driven by Veincent, was traveling south, (Pahoa bound), on Highway 130 and crossed the centerline and struck a rock embankment at the intersection of Pohaku Place.

Veincent was transported by Ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:01 a.m.

He was not wearing a seatbelt and it is unknown at this time if speed or intoxication were factors in this crash.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Casey Cabral at (808) 961-2329.

This is the 17th traffic fatality this year compared with 20 at this time last year.

 

 

 

 


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