Pedestrian killed in collision that snarled morning traffic

Police say a male pedestrian was killed this morning on Highway 130 just south of the Keaau Transfer Station.

The man, whose identity hasn’t been released, was standing in the Hilo-bound inner lane when he was struck by at least three vehicles at about 6 a.m. police said.

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The pedestrian was unresponsive at the scene and was pronounced dead at 8:46 a.m. at Hilo Medical Center.

The incident snarled traffic on Highway 130, Highway 11 and several secondary roads during morning rush hour.

Neither alcohol nor speeding are believed to be factors in the collision, police said.

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

This is the fifth traffic fatality of 2020 compared to two at this time last year.

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Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has information about it is asked to call the Hilo Traffic Enforcement Unit at 961-2339 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

See Friday’s Tribune-Herald for a full story.

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