3-30-24 Waimea Man Dies in Home Accident Involving Riding Mower

Hawai‘i Police Department
South Kohala Patrol
Sergeant Tyler Prokopec
Phone: (808) 887-3080
Report No.: 24-029921

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a fatal home accident incident involving an elderly man and a riding lawn mower that occurred Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2024, at a Waimea residence.

Around 1:15 p.m., South Kohala patrol officers and Hawai‘i Fire Department (HFD) personnel responded to a residence located off the 64-5200 block of Nani Waimea Street in Waimea for a report of a 78-year-old man who was unresponsive and pinned under a riding lawn mower. HFD medics determined that the man was deceased upon arrival. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

Police encourage anyone who may have information relative to this incident to call South Kohala Patrol Officer Kayli Carr at (808) 887-3080, or at Kayli.Carr@hawaiicounty.gov.

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