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Washington man dies in traffic collision in Puna

PUNA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 62-year-old man from Washington state died Saturday in a traffic collision on Kalapana-Kapoho Road, or Route 137, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

At around 8:40 p.m., officers found the unresponsive driver in his 2015 Hyundai sedan in the middle of the roadway near the 17 mile marker.

The man was taken to the Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 1 a.m.

An autopsy has yet to determine his exact cause of death, but police said it’s possible he suffered a medical condition prior to the crash.

The man’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

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