Police ID motorcyclist in fatal crash

Police ID motorcyclist in fatal crash

Police have identified a motorcyclist who died in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday at the intersection of Palani Road and Kealakaa Street in Kailua-Kona as 29-year-old Zachary McQuaid Stubbs of Kailua-Kona.


Officers responding to a 7:56 p.m. call learned that Stubbs, who was riding a black 2023 Yamaha XTZ690 mauka on Palani Road, had overtaken several vehicles on the road prior to the crash.

After passing the vehicles, police say Stubbs was seen disregarding a red stop light and drove between two stopped vehicles at the intersection. He then reportedly clipped a silver 2006 Nissan Frontier pickup truck driven by a 59-year-old Kailua-Kona man.

After striking the pickup, Stubbs was ejected from the motorcycle and struck a utility pole, police said.

Stubbs was pronounced dead at 10:04 p.m. Wednesday at Kona Community Hospital.

Police believe speed was a factor in the crash, and Stubbs wasn’t wearing a helmet.

Stubbs’ death is the 19th traffic fatality this year compared to nine at this time last year.

Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and are potential witnesses to contact Officer Ansel Robinson at 326-4646, ext. 229, or ansel.robinson@hawaiicounty.gov.

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