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Driver sought from Puna pickup truck crash


The Hawai’i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the driver of a pickup truck who was seen in the vicinity of an auto crash in Puna in late January.

Police and fire rescue units responded to a one-car crash at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 130 on January 29 around 7 a.m. Police determined that the car lost control and struck a light pole near the intersection after driving over what appeared to be oil on the roadway.

Witnesses observed the driver of a pickup truck stop past the intersection and then abruptly leave the scene.

The truck was described as a white 4-wheel-drive single-cab pickup with a red sticker on the driver’s side of the rear window. It may have been a Toyota.

The driver was described as a man in his early 30s, 5-foot-4, with fair skin. He was wearing a jacket and sunglasses.

Police ask that anyone with information about this truck or driver, or anyone who witnessed the crash, call Officer Jenny Lee at 966-5835 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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