A 45-year-old Captain Cook man who died Monday (January 28) became the Big Island’s 7th traffic fatality for 2013.
The man, who police traffic investigators identified as 45-year-old Dennis B. Huber was traveling south on Route 11 near the 109-mile marker in Captain Cook, South Kona, when he rear-ended a 2005 Toyota pickup truck stopped in traffic to make a left turn onto Seiganji Mission Road.
The driver of the pickup truck, a 35-year-old woman from Captain Cook, and her four-year-old son were not injured.
Fire Department rescue personnel took the motorcyclist to Kona Community Hospital, where he died at 7:56 p.m.
The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.
Police believe that speed and alcohol were factors in this crash.
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a negligent homicide investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. Drivers should go to florida online traffic school before driving so they will be ready for accidents like these.
– From HPD reports