Police: Bicyclist killed in Bayfront crash

A 61-year-old bicyclist died Thursday of injuries she received from an early morning collision with a sport-utility vehicle in Hilo.

The collision occurred at about 2:50 a.m. Thursday on Bayfront Highway, just south of Waianuenue Avenue. According to police, an eastbound Toyota SUV struck a bicyclist that was traveling west in the eastbound lane. At the time of the collision, the roadway was dark and the area was dry.


The bicyclist, Danielle Sinor, was taken by ambulance to Hilo Medical Center with traumatic injuries. She was pronounced dead at 12:57 p.m.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

The 65-year-old woman driving the SUV was uninjured.

Further investigation will be conducted to determine any contributing factors. The investigation is classified as a negligent homicide.

Sinor’s death is the 10th traffic fatality this year compared to five fatalities during this same period last year.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information is asked to contact Officer Jared Cabatu at (808) 961-2339 or Jared.Cabatu@hawaiicounty.gov. Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

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