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Police searching for suspect in fatal hit-and-run

SOUTH KONA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police are asking for the public's help in solving a fatal hit-and-run case.

According to officials, an unidentified man was walking on Hawaii Belt Road near the 108-mile marker on Friday when he was struck by a vehicle traveling north.

The driver then fled the scene.

Fire crews transported the victim to the Kona Community Hospital where he later died.

The victim is described as a local male between 35 and 45 years old. He's 5'5" to 5'6" and weighs between 140 to 150 pounds. He has short black hair, a mustache, beard and a tattoo -- possibly of a dragon -- on his right arm. He was wearing a yellow tank top, dark khaki shorts and was carrying a maroon California Pak bag.

According to police, the suspect may have been driving a silver Chevrolet pickup truck or Blazer. The model year may be between 1998 and 2002.

The vehicle should have extensive front-end damage.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Officer Larry Flowers at (808) 326-4646 ext. 229.

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