Police: Speed, alcohol possible factors in deadly crash in Kailua-Kona

Police: Speed, alcohol possible factors in deadly crash in Kailua-Kona
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KAILUA-KONA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police say speed and alcohol are possible factors in a deadly crash in Kailua-Kona on Saturday.

The crash happened just before 5:40 p.m. near the intersection of Palani Road and Highway 180.

According to police, a 60-year-old motorcyclist was traveling in the northbound direction when he crossed a double-solid yellow line and struck a SUV that was heading in the opposite direction.

The motorcyclist was transported to the Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy has been ordered to determine his exact cause of death.

The 25-year-old driver of the SUV and his passengers, a 23-year-old woman and 2-year-old child, were also taken to the hospital and treated for injuries. They have since been released.

Police are looking for a possible witness who was driving a white Tesla sedan in the area.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

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