One Dead, Another in Serious Condition Following Single-Car Accident - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

One Dead, Another in Serious Condition Following Single-Car Accident

HILO (KHNL) - A 47-year-old man is dead and a 40-year-old woman is in serious condition following a single car accident at the south end of Railroad Avenue in Hilo Monday morning.

The accident happened at about 7:00 a.m.  Police say the driver, identified as Kevin Bell, was traveling on Railroad Avenue when he came to a dead-end and crashed into a rock embankment.

Bell and a female passenger were taken to the Hilo Medical Center.  Bell was pronounced dead at 11:33 a.m. 

Police suspect speed and alcohol played a factor in the crash.  Bell was not wearing a seatbelt.  The passenger was wearing her seatbelt.

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