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Kawaihae Information Update for November 30th, 2020

A 23-year-old Kamuela man fatally injured following a single motorcycle collision on Kawaihae Road early Monday morning (November 30th).

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU), Area II Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 20-091265

A 23-year-old man died following a single-vehicle collision on Monday, November 30, 2020, 0.1 miles west, (makai), of the 66-mile marker on Kawaihae Road.

The man has been positively identified as Reynald Mateo Navarro of Kamuela.

Responding to a 12:21 a.m. call, police determined that a Black 2020 Yamaha R6 motorcycle heading east, (mauka), drove off the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a rock embankment.

Navarro was transported to the North Hawaii Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 1:04 a.m.

He was wearing a helmet at the time 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 collision to contact Officer Kelsey Kobayashi at 326-4646 ext. 229 or email at

This is the 15th traffic fatality this year compared to 23 at this time last year.

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