Victim of deadly Big Island moped crash identified

HONAUNAU, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police have identified the man killed Thursday in a moped crash on Painted Church Road in Honaunau, as 23-year-old Shyden D. Bento of a Captain Cook.

Kona police say the victim was driving a 2001 Honda moped and traveling north on Painted Church Road when he ran off the right side of the road and struck a rock wall. He was not wearing a helmet.

The accident happened at  9:07 p.m.

He was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:25 p.m.

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