Police identify pedestrian who died in 3-vehicle crash in Mountain View

Police identify pedestrian who died in 3-vehicle crash in Mountain View
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HAWAII ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police have identified the pedestrian who died Tuesday in a three-vehicle crash in Mountain View.

The victim is 75-year-old Jerry Decker, of Mountain View.

Police say around 12:30 a.m., a 2003 Toyota pickup was heading north on Highway 11 when the driver attempted to make a left turn into the Mountain View Post Office.

The vehicle was then struck by an oncoming 2017 Ford Bus.

Police say the collision pushed the Toyota into an unoccupied Subaru Sedan that was parked. The Toyota then struck Decker, who was walking out of the post office.

Decker was taken to Hilo Medical Center in critical condition and later died.

Police believe speed and inattention are factors in the crash.

This is the third traffic fatality this year compared to five the same time last year.

This story may be updated.

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