Man killed in hit-and-run accident on Hawaii island

KEALAKEHE, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii County police are asking for the public's help after a man was killed in an early morning hit-and-run accident on Hawaii island.

The accident, which occurred around 1 a.m., reportedly happened on Mamalahoa Highway between Haukapila Street and Hokukano Road in Kealakekua, about a mile north of the Kona Community Hospital.

Police say the man was walking north along the side of the highway when he was hit by a car traveling in the same direction

Mamalahoa Highway was closed in both directions as police officials investigated the accident.

Police are looking for a sedan with damage to the front end, hood and possibly the windshield.

Police are looking for any witnesses who may have seen either the crash or a suspicious vehicle with front end damage. Anyone with information is asked to call Big Island police at 808-326-4646, extension 229.

The male victim has not yet been identified.

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