Man identified in fatal crash


Police have identified a 23-year-old man who was killed late Friday night when his car crossed the center line on Kalanianaole Avenue in Keaukaha and struck a utility pole and a rock wall as 23-year-old Joseph Nieves Jr. of Hilo.

His 18-year-old male passenger was medevaced to an Oahu hospital, police said.

Police believe that both speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

 

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