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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 4:01 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 2007

Mountain View pedestrian killed in Big Isle hit-and-run

Advertiser Staff

A 34-year-old Mountain View pedestrian died today after he was struck late Friday night by a hit-and-run driver on North Kulani Road, one mile north of the Hawai'i Belt Road.

The Hawai'i Police Department has opened a negligent homicide investigation and are asking for the public's help in providing information.

The acident occurred at 10:30 p.m. Friday. Police said the man was walking north on North Kulani Road when he was struck by a vehicle traveling in the same direction. The driver fled the scene.

The man was prnounced dead at the Hilo Medical Center at 2:38 a.m. today.

Police said they are looking for a Chevrolet with damage to the right headlight area. They said the vehicle may be blue, but investigators were unable to determine if it was a sedan, pick-up, or SUV.

Anyone with information is asked to call Big Island officer Norbert Serrao at (808) 961-8118, or the police non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers in Hilo at (808) 961-8300 or in Kona at (808) 329-8181.