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Hawaii County police seek witnesses of fatal car-motorcycle crash

By Star-Advertiser staff


Hawaii County police are renewing a request for witnesses to a car-motorcycle crash on July 13  at the Kinoole and Mohouli streets in Hilo.

After responding to a 10:05 p.m. call, South Hilo patrol officers determined that 55-year-old Earl M. Arakaki of Hilo had been operating a 2007 Honda motorcycle and traveling north on Kinoole Street when a 67-year-old woman from Kailua-Kona operating a 2003 Honda four-door sedan and traveling south on Kinoole Street failed to yield the right of way and made a left turn in front of him.

Fire Department rescue personnel took Arakaki to Hilo Medical Center, where he remained until his death on Aug. 26.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Police ask that anyone who observed either driver before or during the crash call officer Tuckloy Aurello at 961-8119.

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