Hawai‘i Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit – Area II
Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi
Phone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229
Report No.: 22-008310
A 62-year-old Holualoa man died following a single-vehicle collision on Thursday, January 27, 2022, on Mamalahoa Highway, Route 11, .3 miles south of the 92 mile marker located in South Kona.
The man has been positively identified as Perry Lynn Deleeuw.
Responding to a 4:27 p.m. call, police determined that a black 2016 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Motorcycle heading north ran off of the roadway and lost control, striking a rock embankment and ejecting the rider. The motorcyclist was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 6:02 p.m.
Deleeuw was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and police believe that speed is a possible factor in the crash.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Adam Roberg at (808) 326-4646, ext. 229, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.
This is the third traffic fatality this year compared to two at this time last year.