The male driver of a 1998 Toyota truck died this morning in a one-vehicle crash in Keaau.
Hawaii County police said the driver’s name is being withheld until his family is notified.
Police said that the driver was heading to Hilo, merging from the Keaau bypass (Highway 130) onto Highway 11 when he lost control of the truck.
The truck went up an embankment and overturned, police said.
The man died at the scene and was taken to the Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:02 a.m.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Officer Keith Nacis at 961-8119 or call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300.