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Laupahoehoe Information Update for November 17th, 2019

North Hilo traffic fatality

Hawaiʻi Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area I Acting Sergeant Erhard Autrata Phone: 934-0400 Report No. 19-090359

A man has died from injuries which he sustained in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon (November 16) on Highway 19, .01 mile north of the 26-mile marker in Laupahoehoe.  

The motorcyclist has been identified as 49-year-old Vincent L. Pereira Jr., of Mt. View.

Responding to a 3:41 p.m. call, police determined that Pereira was operating a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle south on Highway 19 when he crossed over the double solid yellow line and struck a guard rail. 

Pereira sustained critical injuries from the collision and was taken to the Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on November 16, 2019 at 6:47 p.m.

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

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

This is the 20th traffic fatality this year compared to 27 at this time last year.

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