An unidentified man died Wednesday from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision on Highway 11 in the area of the 18-mile marker in Glenwood.
Responding to a 3:06 a.m. call, Puna patrol officers determined that a 55-year-old Hilo man was operating a 2013 Toyota pick-up truck and traveling south on Highway 11 when he struck the male walking on the roadway.
The pedestrian was taken by Fire Rescue personnel to the Hilo Medical Center where he later died at 4:28 a.m.
The driver of the truck was not injured.
The pedestrian had no identification and police are asking the public’s help for identification.
The man is described as being a Caucasian male, late 20s to early 30s in age, 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10 tall, about 180 pounds, long black hair, beard and mustache.
Police do not suspect that speed, alcohol or drugs were involved.
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a negligent homicide investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Tuckloy Aurello at 961-8119 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.
This is the 12th traffic fatality this year compared to 11 at the same time last year.