Hilo man dies in one-car crash

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.

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