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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pahala man, 28, is Big Island's first traffic fatality of 2010


Advertiser Staff

HILO Hawaii County registered its first traffic fatality of the new year in the early morning hours of 2010.

Police say 28-year-old Darcy Aguil of Pahala died Friday after a single-car crash on Pikake Street.
Police said Aguil was traveling south at a high rate of speed when he lost control of a 1994 Nissan sedan just before midnight. The car struck a parked vehicle and Aguil, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected.
Aguil was taken to Kau Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:43 a.m.
Police believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash and have ordered an autopsy.
Police ask that anyone with information about this crash call Officer Joshua Lewis at 326-4646, extension 229.
There were no traffic fatalities on the Big Island at this time last year.