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Ocean View man is dead following crash in Kona Sunday (May 5)

MEDIA RELEASE

A 70-year-old Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man died following a single vehicle collision on Sunday, (May 5), in Kailua-Kona on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway .1 mile south of the Keahole Airport road. 

The 70-year-old male has been positively identified as Michael A McCormick.

Responding to a 9:20 a.m. call, police determined that a red 2010 Chevrolet Colorado pick-up heading north, (Kawaihae bound), had crossed the merge lane on the mauka side of the roadway. The Chevrolet continued to drive on the rock shoulder/embankment and finally came to rest on the right northbound lane on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway. The 70-year-old male driver was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 1:18 p.m.

Police do not believe speed or alcohol are factors in the crash. 

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

The Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Coroner’s Inquest investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Kimo Keliipaakaua at (808) 326-4646 ext. 229.

This is the 7th traffic fatality this year compared to 9 at this time last year.

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