Police: Volcano man dead after being hit by truck

A male pedestrian is dead after being hit by a pickup truck Thursday on Highway 11 at the Alii Koa Street intersection in Volcano.

Officers responding to the 12:25 p.m. call, learned that a 2012 Chevy pickup truck operated by a 52-year-old male was traveling north on Highway 11 when it struck the pedestrian at the Alii Koa intersection.


Multiple witnesses confirmed the pedestrian was standing by the stop sign prior to running into the road in front of the pickup truck.

The 44-year-old pedestrian, from Volcano, was located unresponsive at the scene of the collision. He was transported to Benioff Hilo Medical Center and pronounced dead at 4:17 p.m. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of the family.

The operator of the 2012 Chevy pickup truck was not injured as a result of the collision.

The East Hawaii Traffic Enforcement Unit responded to the scene and is continuing the investigation. At this time, police believe that speed and inattention are not factors in this collision.

A negligent homicide investigation has been initiated, and anyone with information regarding this collision can contact Officer Laurence Davis at (808) 961-2339 or via email at Laurence.Davis@hawaiicounty.gov.

This is the 16th traffic fatality of 2024, compared to eight traffic fatalities this same time last year.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.

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