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Top Story: According to Hawaii police, a man was killed around 6 a.m. Thursday morning on Highway 130 near the Keaau Transfer Station.
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Accessed on 14 February 2020, 0400 UTC, Post 20272.
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Traffic between the Puna District and Hilo was delayed several hours as Hawaii police investigated the death of a man who was hit at least three times by vehicles as he stood in the Hilo bound lane of Highway 130 just south of the Keaau Transfer Station.
Here’s an update from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”:
The pedestrian was unresponsive at the scene and was pronounced dead at 8:46 a.m. at Hilo Medical Center.
“The incident snarled traffic on Highway 130, Highway 11 and several secondary roads during morning rush hour.
Neither alcohol nor speeding are believed to be factors in the collision, police said.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
This is the fifth traffic fatality of 2020 compared to two at this time last year.”
A full account of the incident will be published in the 14 February 2020 edition of the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.”
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Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has information about it is asked to call the Hilo Traffic Enforcement Unit at 961-2339 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.