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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:51 a.m.., Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Man killed in Big Island crash identified

Advertiser Staff

Big Island police today identified the 68-year-old man who died Sunday from injuries suffered in a pickup truck crash as Martin Knowlton of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.

Knowlton was a passenger in the 1979 Chevrolet pickup that ran off the right side of the road, struck a culvert and overturned on the Hawai'i Belt Road (Route 11) one-tenth mile south of the 54-mile marker in Ka'u at 11:25 a.m. on Saturday. Knowlton, who was ejected from the truck, died Sunday at 3:46 a.m. at Ka'u Hospital.

The truck's driver, a 64-year-old man, was treated for injuries at Ka'u Hospital and later released.

The death is the Big Island's 27th traffic fatality this year as compared to 28 on the same date last year.