HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Laupahoehoe man was killed early Saturday morning after his car collided with a delivery truck north of Hilo.
Hawaii County police said 27-year-old Daven Dolen was driving northbound on Hawaii Belt Road near Pepeekeo shortly after 4 a.m. when his vehicle crossed over the center line and hit the truck.
Dolen was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The 37-year-old driver of the deliver truck was transported to the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu for treatment.
Police said alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the crash.
Dolen's death is the 15th traffic fatality on Hawaii island this year, compared to eight at the same time last year.