Victim of shed collapse identified


Big Island police identified the 90-year-old man killed in a shed collapse Tuesday as Walter K. Sugi of Honaunau.

Police determined Sugi had crawled under the shed on his property to retrieve an item when the building fell on him. Hawaii County Fire Department rescue personnel responded to the scene and extracted Sugi. He was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:40 p.m., according to the Hawaii Police Department.

The case is classified is classified as a coroner’s inquest and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death, police said.