HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 40-year-old Hilo man died Tuesday from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Kinoole Street 180 feet north of the Kinoole Street/Puainako Street intersection.
The driver was identified as Tracy S. Pack, of a Hilo address.
Responding to a 1:49 a.m. call, South Hilo patrol officers determined that the driver was operating a 2006 Mercedes Benz four-door sedan and traveling south on Kinoole Street when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road, stuck a chain-link fence and then struck a building.
The driver was not wearing a seat belt.
He was pronounced dead at 4:28 a.m. at Hilo Medical Center.
Police believe that speed and alcohol contributed to the crash.
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a coroner's inquest case and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.