3-31-24 (Update) Motorcyclist Killed in Hilo Crash Identified, Driver of Other Vehicle Charged

Hawai‘i Police Department
Area I Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Jeremy Riddle
Phone: (808) 961-2339
Report No.: 24-029778

Media Release (Update#1)

Hawai‘i Island police have identified the motorcyclist who died from a fatal two-vehicle traffic collision in Hilo on Friday evening, March 29, 2024, as 26-year-old Jared Tellio-Flournoy of Hilo. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision has been charged with negligent homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

Responding to a traffic collision at 11:39 p.m., police learned that a 2002 Toyota pickup was reversing out of a driveway onto Kalanianaole Street when it collided with a 2007 Honda motorcycle traveling west. A motorcycle helmet was located at the scene, however at this time it is unknown if Tellio-Flournoy was wearing it at the time of the collision.

Jared Tellio-Flournoy was located unresponsive at the scene and transported to Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 2:04 a.m. on Saturday, March 30. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death and is still pending at this time.

The operator of the pickup truck, 26-year-old Sterling Stroud from Volcano, was not injured as a result of the collision. He was initially arrested for first-degree negligent homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

After conferring with the County Prosecutor’s Office, the East Hawaii Traffic Enforcement Unit charge Stroud with the following offenses:

  • First-degree negligent homicide
  • Operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant

His bail was set at bail set at $10,250. Stroud is currently being held at the Hilo Police Station pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday, April 1, 2024.

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