Laupahoehoe man killed in Hawaii island crash

Laupahoehoe man killed in Hawaii island crash

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.

Copyright 2015 HawaiiNewsNow. All rights reserved.