Police ID pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

A pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Highway 11, just north of Makalaka Street in the Panaewa area of Hilo has been identified as 35-year-old Anthony Harper of Pahoa.

Police are seeking information from the public regarding the circumstances of the vehicle crash, who may have observed any recent suspicious front-end damage to a motor vehicle, or who may have seen a male pedestrian walking Hilo-bound along Highway 11 between Keaau town and Makalika Street during the early morning hours of April 3 between 12:30 a.m. and 1:50 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Erhard Autrata at 961-2329, the police non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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