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Car runs over, kills Big Island man lying on road

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HONOLULU (AP) - Big Island police say a 26-year-old Kailua-Kona man lying on a road was run over and killed.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Richard Penrose died just before 3 a.m. Sunday on Highway 11 near the junction with Puuloa Road.

A 39-year-old Kealakekua man was taken into custody on suspicion of negligent homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. However, he was released as police continued their investigation.

An autopsy was ordered on the dead man.

Police say Penrose was in the southbound lane when he was hit by a car.

Police are seeking witnesses in the case.

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