Police identify victim of car accident in North Kona as 65-year-old man

Glenn Honda | |

NORTH KONA, HI – Police have identified the victim of a motor vehicle accident in North Kona last month as a 65-year-old man, according to Big Island Now.

The driver who died was Kevin Patrick McHugh of Kailua-Kona, authorities said.  The incident occurred March 7 in the area of Hinalani Street and Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway sometime before 10:19 p.m.

According to investigators, McHugh was driving a 2021 Kia Forte west on Hinalani Street near the merge lane for the highway when the vehicle struck a utility pole.

McHugh was released from the scene after he showed no sign of injuries, but he was found unresponsive the next day.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to the Kona Community Hospital, and an autopsy has determined that it was the car crash that caused his death.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident was asked to contact the police Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit.

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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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