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Hawaii Island Information Update for May 31st, 2019

Victims in 2 deadly pedestrian collisions on Hawaii Island Roadways have been identified

Victims involved in 2 fatal collisions on Hawaii Island Roadways on May 29th and 30th, 2019 have been identified (from HPD Media releases):


Lower Puna Incident: The pedestrian killed in a motor vehicle/ pedestrian crash that occurred (May 29) has been identified


Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: (808) 961-2391 Report No. 19-042886


A female pedestrian that died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle/ pedestrian crash that occurred on Wednesday morning (May 29) on Highway 130, near the 16-mile marker has been identified.


The 66-year-old female has been identified as Jackie Yasuda of Pahoa.


The Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Coroner’s Inquest investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Jared Cabatu of the Area I Traffic Enforcement Unit at (808) 961-2339.

Kailua-Kona Incident: Police report that the victim in yesterday's (May 30) hit and run in Kona is 35-year-old Masayoki George


Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 19-043165


A Kailua-Kona man died following a single vehicle hit and run collision on Thursday (May 30) in Kailua-Kona on Hualalai Road, fronting the Kailua-Kona Public Library. 


The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Masayoki George.


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


The suspect vehicle is possibly a truck or sport utility vehicle due to the injuries sustained by the victim.


The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Negligent Homicide investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Jason Foxworthy at (808) 326-4646 ext. 229.


This is the 10th traffic fatality this year compared to 11 at this time last year.

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