Police ID motorcyclist killed in Ka‘u crash

Police have identified a 59-year-old Ocean View man who died in a motorcycle crash Thursday in Ka‘u as Andre Joseph Fournier Sr.

According to police, at about 5:37 p.m., Fournier was riding a a green 2022 Kawasaki KLX300 south on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) and had overtaken several vehicles near the Manuka State Park entrance.


After passing the vehicles, Fournier allegedly crossed double solid yellow lines and struck a rock embankment on the mauka side of the highway.

He was ejected from the motorcycle and was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:30 p.m.

The crash is being investigated as a coroner’s inquest.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Officer Adam Roberg at (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 or adam.roberg@hawaiicounty.gov.

Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

Fournier’s death is the 18th traffic fatality this year compared to 8 at the same time last year.

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