Kona fatality (update No. 2) 10-13-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Christopher D. Gali
Phone:  961-2332
Report No. C11024185

Media Release

Big Island police are seeking witnesses to a fatal motor vehicle/pedestrian crash on September 14.

Eighty-four-year-old Greg Rosario Gregorio of a Kealakekua died from injuries he sustained in the crash on Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 11) south of the 112-mile marker in Kealakekua.

Responding to a 6:40 p.m. call, Kona patrol officers determined that Gregorio was crossing Route 11 from the makai to mauka direction when he was struck by a 2001 GMC van traveling south  and being driven by a 24-year-old Ocean View man.

Gregorio was not in a crosswalk.

Fire Department personnel took him to Kona Community Hospital, where he died on September 21.

The driver of the van was not injured.

Police ask that anyone who may have seen this crash call Officer Larry Flowers at 326-4646, extension 229, or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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