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Police ID crash victim

May 19, 2017 - 4:40pm

An autopsy conducted Thursday determined that the male operator of a 2008 Nissan Titan who died Wednesday after being involved in a two-vehicle traffic collision on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway north of the 92 mile marker died from his injuries sustained in the accident.

He has been identified as 37-year-old Hailame Lavaka of Kamuela, the Hawaii Police Department said in a press release Friday.

The positive identification of the operator and passenger of the 1998 Toyota 4Runner involved in this traffic collision are still pending the results of DNA identification.

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