Driver dies after crashing into shipping container on Railroad Avenue in Hilo

Glenn Honda | |

HILO, HI – Hawai‘i Island police said they have launched a coroner’s inquest investigation into a fatal crash that occurred in Hilo on Friday evening.

Police issued a news release on the incident that occurred on Railroad Avenue near the intersection with Lanikaula Street at about 7:15 p.m.

Investigators determined that the driver of a 2001 Mazda multi-purpose vehicle was headed north on Railroad Avenue when the vehicle veered to the right onto a gravel shoulder area and traveled approximately 150 feet before striking a shipping container.

The driver, a 59-year-old Mountain View man, was pronounced dead after being taken to the Hilo Medical Center.  His identity was not immediately released.  No one else was in the vehicle.

The investigation has shown that speed appears to have been the main factor in the crash.

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Glenn T. Honda

For over 29 years, attorney Glenn Honda has helped people injured in accidents throughout Hawaii get the best outcome for their case, whether it’s maximizing their settlement, or balancing costs and risks vs. putting the whole experience behind them. As the founding attorney of the Recovery Law Center, he is passionate about helping his clients with their physical, emotional and financial recovery. Mr. Honda will fight to get you coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property and other costs related to your accident.


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