PUNA, Big Island (KHNL) -- A 16-year-old Keaau boy died Friday in an early pedestrian accident on the Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) near the 8 mile-marker in Keaau.
Police say the victim, identified as Kaipo Sioloa, was crossing the highway at 12:12 AM when he was struck by a Toyota 4-door sedan driven by a 19-year-old man.
Police say Sioloa was not in a crosswalk.
Medics took the boy to the Hilo Medical Center where he later died.
The driver of the car was not hurt.
Police don't believe speed was a factor in the crash but they say the victim had been drinking before he was hit.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.