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Pahoa man killed in hit and run is identified

MEDIA RELEASE

A Pāhoa man that died from injuries sustained in a hit and run vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday morning, (April 3), on Highway 11, North of Makalika Street has been identified.

The 35-year-old man has been identified as Anthony Harper.

The Hawai’i Police Department is renewing a request to members of the community that may have any information regarding the circumstances of the vehicle crash or may have observed any recent suspicious front-end damage to a motor vehicle to contact police. 

Traffic Enforcement Unit Investigators are also seeking information from persons that may have observed a male pedestrian walking Hilo-bound along Highway 11, (Kanoelehua Avenue), between Keaʻau town and Makalika Street during the early morning hours of, (April 3), between 12:30 a.m. to 1:50 a.m.

The Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Negligent Homicide investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Erhard Autrata at (808) 961-2329.

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