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.
– From HPD reports