Hawaii Island man who died in police custody over the weekend identified
HAWAII ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii Island police have identified a man who died while in police custody over the weekend.
On Saturday, Hilo police officers were called out to a crash around 3:10 p.m. They determined that a man driving a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle was heading west on Makaʻala Street when he rear-ended a Toyota sedan and was thrown from the motorcycle.
Upon further investigation, police arrested the 64-year-old driver for driving under the influence of an intoxicant, driving without a license, and driving without insurance.
On Wednesday, he was identified as Collin Miller of Hilo.
After Miller was arrested, he was put in a single-occupancy cell after being unable to post $1,250 bail.
Then late Saturday night, officers found him unresponsive in the cell. Emergency personnel responded and he was taken to Hilo Medical Center.
At 4:40 a.m. Sunday, he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
His death was ruled accidental. An autopsy revealed the cause was blunt force trauma to his head.
An investigation is being conducted to determine if department policies and procedures were followed during the incident.
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