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Three men killed in two motorcycle crashes in west Hawaii

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:23 p.m. HST, Jul 16, 2012

Three men were killed in two accidents involving motorcycles Friday night in west Hawaii.

On Sunday, motorcyclist Randall C. Guadiz, 41, of Waikoloa, died from injuries he sustained in a collision with a car Friday on Route 190 in the area of the 17-mile marker in North Kona.

Two Kona men were killed when a motorcycle crashed into a pickup truck at the intersection of Hawaii Belt Road and Kalamalani Place in Captain Cook. Toby H. Ledward, 40, of Kailua-Kona, was identified by police the driver of he motorcycle. The driver of the truck was identified as Glennard A. Sadumiano, 33, of Kealakekua.

Police said Ledward was driving a 1994 Honda motorcycle south on Route 11 when he crossed the center line about 9:13 p.m. and collided with a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Sadumiano. The pickup was also traveling south and making a left turn onto Kalamalani Place.

A third vehicle, a 1991 Toyota pickup truck that was parked on private property, received minor damage.

Emergency responders took Sadumiano and Ledward to Kona Community Hospital. Sadumiano was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m. and Ledward was pronounced dead at 11:40 p.m.

Police said it appears Ledward was speeding and that alcohol was involved. Ledward not wearing a helmet and Sadumiano was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

In the other accident, Guadiz was driving a 1998 Honda motorcycle at 10:38 p.m. Friday and traveling north on Route 190 when he overtook a vehicle in a no-passing zone, sideswiped a southbound Toyota four-door sedan and crashed.

Guadiz was wearing a helmet. Fire Rescue personnel took him to North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was flown to the Queen’s Medical Center, where he died Sunday at 6:19 p.m.

The driver of the Toyota, a 45-year-old California woman, was not injured.

There have been 19 traffic deaths in Hawaii County this year, compared with 12 at this time last year.

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