Autopsy: Kona man died from medical condition


An autopsy was conducted Friday on the body of 52-year-old Matthew B. Lee of Kailua-Kona, who died Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash on Queen Kaahumanu Highway near mile marker 71.5, according to the Hawaii County Police Department.

The medical examiner determined Lee died from a medical condition and not from injuries sustained in the crash, police said.

The Traffic Enforcement Unit has reclassified the negligent homicide investigation to a coroner’s inquest. As a result, the traffic fatality count has been reduced to three fatalities this year, compared with seven at this time last year, police said.