PUNA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Update Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Police traffic investigators have identified a man who died Wednesday (April 17) from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision on Highway 11 in the area of the 18-mile marker in Glenwood.
The victim was identified as 21-year-old Brendan Charlie of a Mountain View address.
Big Island police are investigating a deadly crash that happened early Wednesday morning along Highway 11 in Glenwood.
According to police, the accident happened just after 3 a.m. in the area of the 18-mile-marker on Highway 11.
Police say a Hilo man was driving a Toyota pick-up truck in the southbound direction on Highway 11 when he struck an unidentified man walking on the roadway.
The pedestrian was taken by Fire Rescue personnel to the Hilo Medical Center where he later died at 4:28 a.m.
The driver of the truck was not injured.
The pedestrian had no identification and police are asking the public's help for identification.
The man is described as being a Caucasian male, late 20's to early 30's in age, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 180 pounds, long black hair, beard and mustache.
Police do not suspect that speed, alcohol or drugs were involved.
Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Tuckloy Aurello at 961-8119 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.
This is the 12th traffic fatality this year compared to 11 at the same time last year.