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Hawaii County police look for witnesses to fatal traffic crash

By Star-Advertiser staff


Big Island police are seeking witnesses to a traffic accident that killed a pedestrian Sept. 14. 

Greg Rosario Gregorio, 84, of Kealakekua died from injuries he sustained in the crash on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) south of the 112-mile marker in Kealakekua. 

Kona patrol officers determined that Gregorio was crossing Route 11 in the mauka direction when he was hit by a southbound GMC van driven by a 24-year-old Ocean View man. Police were notified of the accident at 6:40 p.m.

Gregorio was not in a crosswalk. 

Fire Department personnel took him to Kona Community Hospital, where he died Sept. 21. 

The driver of the van was not injured. 

Police ask that anyone who may have seen this crash to call officer Larry Flowers at 326-4646, extension 229, or the police non-emergency line at 935-3311. 

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