Update at 8:00 am Wednesday morning: Originally a Critical accident has been changed and confirmed to as a Fatal Motorcycle vs. Motor Vehicle accident.
Fatal Motorcycle vs. Vehicle Accident closes Highway 190 Wednesday morning (May 22nd)
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) are on scene of a fatal motorcycle vs. vehicle accident on Highway 190 (known locally as Top Road) Wednesday morning (May 22nd).
Initial call came in 6:44 am and crews from the Waikoloa Fire Station responded to the scene located south of the Highway 200 (Daniel K. Inouye Highway/Saddle Road) junction near the 15-mile marker.
HPD has closed Highway 190 between Highway 200 (Saddle Road) and Makalei Fire Station in North Kona. Motorist are asked to use Queen Kaahumanu Highway for travel between Waimea to Kailua-Kona. Saddle Road traffic is being directed Waimea (North) bound only. Detours on Highway 190 are Ka'iminani Drive and Waikoloa Road.
Details are slowly coming in and we will update you as it becomes available.