Fatal motorcycle vs vehicle collision leads to the closure of Queen Kaahumanu Hwy (Highway 19) in Kiholo early Monday morning (February 10th).
(Out of Kiholo, North Kona) The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to fatal motorcycle vs vehicle collision in Kiholo early Monday morning (February 10th).
The initial call came in at 12:28 am Monday morning and HFD crews from the South Kohala Fire Station along with HPD officers from the Kona Patrol responded to the scene located at the 79-mile marker of Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Highway 19) in Kiholo.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, bystanders report motorcycle (described as a Honda Motorcycle) had collided with vehicle (described as a Chevy full-size pickup) on Queen Kaahumanu Highway near the 79-mile marker. In the course of the collision, the rider was ejected from the motorcycle and found a distance away from the point of the collision. Shortly after, bystanders immediately began life-saving measures on the rider (described as male w/ his age not disclosed, who suffered critical/life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision) until first responders arrived on the scene.
Once HFD crews arrived on the scene, HFD Medics immediately took over life-saving measures being performed on the motorcycle rider, however, later ceased all life-saving measures and pronounced the rider DOA (Dead On Arrival) at the scene.
Shortly after that determination was made, HFD crews turned the scene over to HPD officers, who immediately shut down Queen Kaahumanu Highway between Waikoloa Beach Drive in South Kohala and at Keahole Airport Road in North Kona, while officers from the Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) began their investigation into the cause and circumstances into the collision.
HPD reports that Queen Kaahumanu Highway will be closed for the next 3-4 hours while TEU officers conduct their investigation.