Wednesday, November 25, 2015         

 Print   Email   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Driver killed in pickup truck crash in South Kona

By Star-Advertiser staff


A Kailua-Kona man died Tuesday from injuries he sustained when his truck went off the road and flipped at the 99-mile marker of Hawaii Belt Road in South Kona.

Police identified the diver as Bonifacio Pako Alip III, 48. He was driving a 1987 Dodge Ram pickup truck when it ran off the left side of the road and overturned. Police said it was raining at the time of 8:19 p.m. accident and that the roadway was wet and slick.

Two passengers in the vehicle, a 21-year-old Ocean View man and a 24-year-old woman from Kailua-Kona, were taken to Kona Community Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

Alip was transported to Kona Community Hospital, where he died at 11:18 p.m.

It was not immediately known if alcohol or drugs were involved, but speeding may have been a factor, police said.

It was the 19th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year, compared to 23 at this time last year.

 Print   Email   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Latest News/Updates