KAU, HI – Police have released additional details regarding a fatal crash that occurred in Kau on Sunday night.
The Hawaii Police Department issued a news release identifying the victim as 30-year-old Koa Kane Clark of Waikoloa.
Investigators said Clark was driving a Mercedes-Benz convertible at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the car on Highway 11 shortly after 8 p.m. The vehicle went off the roadway and collided with a rock wall sign in front of Manuka State Recreational Park.
Clark was ejected from the car and pronounced dead after being taken to the Kona Community Hospital. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time, police said. A passenger, a 25-year-old Kailua-Kona man, was hospitalized in stable condition.
Speed and impairment are believed to have been contributing factors in the wreck, according to investigators.
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