POSTED: 08:27 a.m. HST, May 08, 2012
Hawaii County police identified a 51-year-old man who died May 2 after a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Route 130 and Leilani Avenue in Pahoa.
Police said Rikko J. Von Gato, of Pahoa, died from injuries sustained in the 9:54 a.m. crash on May 2.
Von Gato, riding a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle west on Leilani Avenue, failed to stop at a stop sign, went through the intersection onto a private driveway and struck a gate, police said.
He was not wearing a helmet.
Von Gato died at the Hilo Medical Center at 1:12 p.m.