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Big Island man dies after motorcycle hits cow

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:55 p.m. HST, Nov 18, 2010



A Big Island man has died of injuries received when the motorcycle he was driving ran into a cow in North Kohala.

Police on Thursday identified the man as 26-year-old Patrick K. Bowles of Waimea.

Officials say Bowles was wearing a helmet when the motorcycle struck the cow on Kohala Ranch Road and Kanaloa Drive at about 8:50 p.m. Wednesday night. He was transported to North Hawaii Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say excessive speed appears to be a factor in the crash.

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