The Hawaii Police Department has reported that a 65-year-old Pāhoa man died Thursday (November 29) from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle/motorcycle crash at the intersection of Route 130 and Leilani Avenue in Pāhoa.
Police identified the man as 65-year-old Bo Lozoff of Kalapana.
According to the HPD, Puna patrol officers determined that Lozoff was traveling north on Route 130 on a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle when a 1999 Lexus operated by a 66-year-old Pāhoa man failed to yield the right of way and made a left turn onto Leilani Avenue.
Lozoff was not wearing a helmet and was dead at the scene. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center and officially pronounced dead at 9:19 p.m.
The driver of the Lexus was not injured. His 64-year-old female passenger was taken by private vehicle to Hilo Medical Center where she was treated for minor injures and released.
Detectives have opened a negligent homicide investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Police ask that anyone with information about the crash call Officer Tuckloy Aurello at 961-8119.
This is the 37th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year compared with 19 at this time last year.
– adapted from an HPD report.