Captain Cook man killed in South Kona crash

A 66-year-old Captain Cook man died following a crash involving three vehicles Saturday near the intersection of Kaohe and Ili Ili roads in South Kona.

The victim was identified Sunday as William Jennings Dixon.


Responding to a 11:28 a.m. call, police determined that Dixon was operating a blue 2006 Honda Pilot SUV heading west (makai) when he drove off the right shoulder striking a parked gray 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck and a blue 2019 Subaru Impreza four-door sedan. After striking the two vehicles, the Honda Pilot went over an embankment and crashed into a driveway.

Dixon was transported to Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police do not believe that speed was a factor in the crash.

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

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash should contact Officer Adam Roberg at (808) 326-4646, ext. 229, or email Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

This is the 26th traffic fatality this year compared to 16 at this time last year.

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