Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Christopher D. Gali
Phone: 961-2332
July 13, 2011
Report No. C11018062

Media Release

An 18-year-old Waimea man died Wednesday (July 13) from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Saturday (July 9) on Māmalahoa Highway (Route 19) .1 mile east of the 55-mile marker in Waimea.

The victim was identified as Grayson E. K. W. Andaya of a Kamuela address.

Responding to a 4:32 a.m. call, South Kohala patrol officers determined that the victim was operating a 2002 Toyota four-door sedan and traveling east on Māmalahoa Highway when he ran off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole and wire fence.

Fire Rescue personnel extricated the victim and took him to North Hawai’i Community Hospital. He was later flown to The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu in critical condition.

The victim was wearing a seat belt.

It is unknown at this time if speed was involved but police believe that alcohol was a factor in this crash.

Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a coroner’s inquest case and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

This is the 12th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year compared with 18 at the same time last year.

This entry was posted in Media Releases. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.