HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A bicyclist is dead after he was struck by a tractor trailer just outside of Hilo.
Police say it happened shortly before 9 a.m. on Highway 19 near Pukihae Street.
Both were reportedly traveling southbound on the highway when the bicycle's pedals apparently struck the sidewalk. Police say that is when he fell onto the road.
Police closed Highway 19 from Kamehameha Avenue and Waianuenue Avenue to Hau Lane for approximately four hours while they investigated.