Hawaii Island crash leaves 1 motorcyclist dead, 4 others injured

Hawaii Island crash leaves 1 motorcyclist dead, 4 others injured
Hawaii Island (Source: HNN)

HAWAII ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaii Island man died at the scene of a crash on Highway 180 Saturday evening.

Hawaii Island authorities say it happened around 5:40 p.m. near the Highway 180 and 190 intersection.

The motorcyclist was trying to overtake a vehicle on a blind turn when he collided head-on with a Toyota 4-Runner, according to police.

The man who has yet to be publicly identified was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said excessive speed was likely a contributing factor.

Four other patients were taken to the Kona Community Hospital for treatment. No word on their condition.

The highway was shut down for several hours during the investigation.

This story may be updated.

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