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09-12-19 Police seek witnesses on hit and run vehicle crash (Update)

Hawai‘i Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I
Sergeant Chris Correia
Phone: (808) 961-2391
Report No. 19-026691



Media Release (Update)

The Hawai’i Police Department is renewing a request to members of the community that may have any information regarding the circumstances of a hit and run vehicle crash that occurred during the early morning hours of Wednesday (April 3) on Highway 11, North of Makalika Street, which resulted in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Harper, of Pāhoa.

Traffic Enforcement Unit Investigators are also seeking information from persons that may have observed a male pedestrian walking Hilo-bound along Highway 11 (Kanoelehua Avenue) between Keaʻau town and Makalika Street on (April 3) between 12:30 a.m. to 1:50 a.m.

The Traffic Enforcement Unit is continuing to investigate this incident which has been classified as a Negligent Homicide, and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Blayne Matsui at (808) 961-2391.