POSTED: 3:02 p.m. HST, Sep 5, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 1:48 a.m. HST, Sep 6, 2011
Speed and alcohol were apparent factors in a single-vehicle crash that killed a 33-year-old Mountain View man over the weekend, Big Island police said.
John Alvarez lost control of his 1988 Nissan pickup truck on Ohia Avenue in Mountain View and struck a tree on the left side of the road about 4:25 a.m. Saturday, Big Island police said.
Alvarez, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the truck. He died at 7:50 that morning at Hilo Medical Center. An autopsy has been scheduled.
The crash happened on a private road and will not be counted toward the county's official traffic fatality count, police said.