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Kailua-Kona Information Update # 2 for March 21st, 2020

34-year-old Kailua-Kona man fatally injured following a single-vehicle collision early Saturday morning (March 21st).

Published By: HIRSC Team - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Section

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU), Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 Report No. 20-023220

A 34-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a single-vehicle collision on Saturday (March 21) on Alii Drive .1 miles south of the Lunapule road.

he 34-year-old male has been positively identified as Robert Jibas.

Responding to a 1:54 a.m. call, police determined that a white 2007 BMW X3 SUV heading south had struck a metal guardrail (Mauka side) of the roadway. The vehicle then struck a metal trench shoring and a concrete construction barrier. The male driver was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 6:15 a.m.

Police are currently investigating the exact cause of the crash.

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

The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Coroner’s Inquest investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Kimo Keliipaakaua at (808) 326-4646 ext. 229.

This is the 7th traffic fatality this year compared to 3 at this time last year.

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