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Elderly Big Island man crushed to death by shed

HONAUNAU, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 90-year-old man died Tuesday (February 11) from injuries he sustained when a storage shed on his property collapsed on him. He was identified as Walter K. Sugi of a Hōnaunau address.

Police determined that Sugi had crawled under the shed to retrieve an item when the building fell on him. Fire/Rescue personnel responded and extracted Sugi.

He was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:40 p.m.

The case is classified as a coroner's inquest. Police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. 

 

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