Big Island police arrest driver following deadly crash in Hilo

Big Island police arrest driver following deadly crash in Hilo
Police are investigating a deadly bicycle crash in Hilo late Wednesday. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police arrested a driver following a deadly crash in Hilo late Wednesday.

It happened around 9 p.m.

Police said a pickup truck was traveling west on Kaumana Drive near Wiliwili Street when it struck a bicyclist who was heading east.

The bicyclist, who was wearing dark-colored clothing at the time, died at the hospital, police said.

The 66-year-old truck driver was arrested on suspicion of first-degree negligent homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants. He remains in police custody.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the victim’s exact cause of death.

The investigation continues.

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