Hit-and-run victim ID’d

KAILUA-KONA — A Pahoa man that died from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday morning on Highway 11, north of Makalika Street, in Panaewa has been identified as 35-year-old Anthony Harper.

The Hawaii Police Department is renewing a request to members of the community who may have any information regarding the circumstances of the vehicle crash or may have observed any recent suspicious front-end damage to a motor vehicle to contact police.

Traffic Enforcement Unit Investigators are also seeking information from persons who may have observed a male pedestrian walking Hilo-bound along Highway 11, (Kanoelehua Avenue), between Keaau town and Makalika Street Wednesday during the early morning hours between 12:30-1:50 a.m.

The Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a negligent homicide investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Erhard Autrata at (808) 961-2329.

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