Police ID three people who died in fatal crash on Sunday

Hawaii Island police have identified the victims of a traffic collision involving three vehicles that killed three people Sunday on Highway 11 in Glenwood near the 18-mile marker.

Police investigators determined that a 2016 Toyota 4Runner traveling Volcano-bound on Highway 11 crossed the double-solid yellow line and struck a 2020 Jeep SUV traveling Hilo-bound head-on.


After the initial collision, a 2000 Volvo sedan traveling south struck the Toyota 4Runner and sustained minor damage, according to police.

The occupants of the 2020 Jeep have been identified as Jason Howell and Rebecca Van Uitert, both 44, of Heber City, Utah.

The driver of the 2016 Toyota 4Runner has been identified as 34-year-old Maile Robello of Volcano.

Autopsies have been conducted, and police are still awaiting additional testing results to determine potential causes of the collision.

A negligent homicide investigation initiated by the East Hawaii Traffic Enforcement Unit is ongoing.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who has information on this incident is asked to please contact Officer Jerome Duarte at (808) 961-2339 or via email Jerome.Duarte@HawaiiCounty.gov.

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