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Volcano Information Update for July 29th, 2019

Man has been Identified following Fatal single-vehicle accident on July 25th, 2019.

The man killed in a single-vehicle accident on July 25 in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has been identified as Jonathan Milo Brown, 57, of Iowa.

Brown, a professor at Grinnell College, was driving Hilo-bound on Highway 11 in the Kaʻū Desert area of the park just before 2 p.m. last Thursday when his vehicle wrecked near mile marker 35. Brown was found by park rangers pinned beneath his older model SUV and pronounced dead at the Hilo Medical Center later that day. The incident remains under investigation by Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park rangers with the assistance of Hawai‘i County Police Department (HPD).

Anyone with information regarding this accident can call Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park dispatch at 808-985-6170 or HPD Officer Jason Foxworthy at 808-326-4646, ext. 229.