Man identified in Tuesday’s fatal crash

A man who died Tuesday morning after his motorcycle collided with a small SUV at the intersection of Highway 11 and the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been identified as 21-year-old Hawaii Island resident Seth White.

The fatal collision occurred around 7:52 a.m. when the 2006 Suzuki motorcycle operated by White crashed into a small SUV that attempting a left turn into the park. White was heading toward Hilo on Highway 11. He was unresponsive at the scene and transported to Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 9:03 a.m.

The 65-year-old woman driving the SUV was the sole occupant of the vehicle and reported no injuries.

The collision closed both lanes of Highway 11 near the park entrance for several hours. The Hawaii Police Department and park law enforcement officers are conducting an investigation.

Police have determined that speed and inattention are major factors in this incident. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash should contact Officer Jerome Duarte at (808) 961-2329 or via email at Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300 in Hilo.

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