A 65-year-old man killed in a two-car crash at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been identified as Paul Hernandez of New Jersey.
Hernandez was traveling northbound on Highway 11 near the intersection of Namakanipaio Campground in a white Hyundai Elantra sedan Saturday afternoon. A witness said he attempted to make a U-turn when he was struck by a blue Toyota driven by a 33-year-old man traveling south on the highway, according to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park news release.
Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene. The 33-year-old was taken to Hilo Medical Center.
Rangers are seeking witnesses to the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call the park dispatch at 985-6170.