Man killed in pedestrian accident in Volcano

Man killed in pedestrian accident in Volcano
Published: May. 11, 2013 at 2:35 PM HST|Updated: May. 11, 2013 at 6:15 PM HST
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Hawaii Island police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that shut down Highway 11 near Volcano Friday night.

Crews were called to the 20-mile marker around 7:40 p.m. after receiving calls of a man wandering through traffic.  When police arrived on scene, they found a man lying unresponsive in the middle of the road after a vehicle struck him.

The victim, whose identity and age has not been released, was transported to Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Officials say the cause of the crash is unknown, but weather conditions were foggy and there were no street lights in the area.

The highway was closed in both directions for several hours while police investigated.

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