A 40-year-old Hilo man died Tuesday from injuries he suffered in a one-car crash on Kinoole Street in Hilo.
The Hawaii County Police Department identified the victim as Tracy S. Pack.
Responding to the 1:49 a.m. call, South Hilo patrol officers determined Pack was operating a 2006 Mercedes Benz four-door sedan and traveling south on Kinoole Street when he apparently failed to negotiate a curve in the road approximately 180 feet north of the street’s intersection with Puainakou Street, according to police. He subsequently struck a chain link fence and then a building.
Pack was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to police. He was pronounced dead at 4:28 a.m. at Hilo Medical Center.
Police believe that speed and alcohol contributed to the crash.
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a coroner’s inquest case and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Anyone with information about this crash should call Officer Tuckloy Aurello at 961-8119.
This is the second traffic fatality on Hawaii Island public roads this year compared with none at this time in 2013.