10-07-19 Kailua-Kona traffic fatality (Date correction)

Hawai‘i Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Officer Kimo Keliipaakaua
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229
Report No. 19-078960


Media Release

An 86-year old Kailua-Kona man died following a single vehicle collision on Sunday (October 6) in Hōlualoa on Pueo Road.

The 86-year old male has been positively identified as Edgar William Schwoyer.

Police responded to an 8:01 a.m. call, where they determined that a white 1999 Ford Ranger being operated by Schwoyer was driving East on Pueo Road.  For unknown reasons the 86-year old male exited the vehicle which then rolled backwards over him before striking two rocky embankments and then coming to a rest on Pueo Road.  The 86-year old male was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 9:05 a.m. 

Police do not believe speed was a 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 accident to contact Officer Kimo Keliipaakaua at 326-4646, ext. 229.

This is the 15th traffic fatality this year compared to 21 at this time last year.

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