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Motorcyclist killed in Big Island crash

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 20-year-old Kailua-Kona man died Wednesday when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a car at the intersection of Route 190 and Makalapua Road in Kalaoa, North Kona.

The motorcycle drive has been identified as Dalton B. Cates of a Kailua-Kona address.

Kona patrol officers got a call at 628 p.m. and determined that Cates driving a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle and traveling north on Route 190 when he collided with a 2000 Chevrolet four-dour sedan which was making a left turn from Makalapua Road onto Route 190.

Fire Rescue personnel took Cates and the Chevrolet driver, a 30-year-old to Kona Community Hospital. Cates was pronounced dead at 7:25 p.m.

The driver of the other vehicle was treated and released with minor injuries.

Cates was wearing a helmet.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were involved but witnesses reported that the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the crash.

Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a negligent homicide investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Police ask anyone with information about the crash to call Officer Joshua Lewis at 326-4646, extension 229.

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