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BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -
The man killed Sunday night after a pedestrian accident has been identified.
Police say the man was 25-year-old Nelsin Santos of Oceanview.
According to authorities, Santos was walking within the westbound land of Kaiminani Drive when a Toyota 4Runner struck him near the cross street of Ane Keohokalole. Big Island police say a 25-year-old Kailua-Kona man was driving the 4Runner.
The accident happened around 8:30 p.m.
Santos was taken to the Kona Community hospital in critical condition where he later died.
An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.
Police opened a negligent homicide investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Justin Hooser at (808) 326-4646, ext. 229, or Big Island CrimeStoppers at (808) 961-8300.
This is the twenty-second fatality on Big Island roads this year compared to 15 last year.