Police continue search for driver after deadly hit & run

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island traffic investigators have identified a 71-year-old Kealakekua man who died Thursday in a motor vehicle/pedestrian crash on the Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) and Hokukano Road in Kealakekua.

The pedestrian was identified as Francisco Asuncion of Kealakekua.

Police are looking for a dark colored Nissan sedan, unknown model, and unknown if it is a 2-door or 4-door. The vehicle should have damages to the front bumper, hood, and possibly the windshield.

Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a negligent homicide and accident involving death or serious bodily injury cases.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call Officer Larry Flowers at 326-4646, extension 229.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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