HONOLULU, HI – Police are searching for the driver who struck and critically injured a pedestrian in South Kona Saturday night, KHON reports.
The hit-and-run incident occurred along Mamalahoa Highway near the 110-mile marker in South Kona. The Hawaii Police Department said the victim was a 24-year-old Captain Cook man who was walking south across the highway in the southbound lane at about 8:50 p.m.
The man was struck by a vehicle going Ka’u bound. The driver did not stop to help afterwards and fled the scene.
Police found debris near the scene from a 2002-2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck, possibly a Harley-Davidson edition. Investigators are asking anyone with surveillance video at their home or business to check for any vehicle that matches the description of the vehicle, which witnesses said was a light color, possibly silver, with a lift kit with oversized tires and a toolbox in the bed. The pickup truck may have damage to the driver’s side front fender, headlight and bumper, police said.
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