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Bicyclist identified in fatal Hilo crash involving suspected intoxicated driver

Hawaii island police identified this afternoon a 40-year-old bicyclist who died after being hit by a possibly intoxicated driver as Wayne W. Geil of Hilo.

Police said Geil was heading east on Kaumana Drive in Hilo about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday when he was hit by a 2008 Dodge pickup being driven in the opposite direction by a 66-year-old Hilo man.

Geil was taken to Hilo Medical Center and later died.

The pickup driver did not sustain any injuries in the crash near Wili Wili Street. Police arrested the driver on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and first-degree negligent homicide.

Police are asking any witnesses to the collision to call officer Clifford Antonio at 808-961-2339.

This is the 17th traffic-related fatality this year compared to 24 at the same time last year.

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