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Kalapana Information Update for January 28th, 2020

45-year-old Vancouver British Columbia man identified as the victim in Hit and Run Auto vs Pedestrian collision that occurred in Kalapana on January 22nd.

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Chris Correia Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 20-006494 A male pedestrian that died after being struck by a motor vehicle that fled the scene on January 22, on Highway 137, .1 mile east of the Highway 137/Pahoa-Kalapana Road intersection has been identified.

The 45-year-old male has been identified as Benito Charles Segura III, of Vancouver British Columbia, Canada.

The Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Negligent Homicide investigation and is renewing a request asking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or may have any information relative to the identity of the responsible driver to contact Officer Jared Cabatu of the Area I Traffic Enforcement Unit at 961-2339. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo.

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