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Man dies following crash on Highway 11 in national park

One man is dead following a single-vehicle rollover crash Thursday near the 35-mile marker on Highway 11 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

At about 2:09 p.m. Thursday, a park employee reported the crash in the Ka‘u Desert area of the park. Park rangers found an unresponsive 57-year-old man pinned beneath an older model SUV rolled on its side.

Hawaii Fire Department medics extricated and transported the man to Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The incident remains under investigation by Hawaii Volcanoes National Park rangers with the assistance of the Hawaii Police Department.

The man’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin and further investigation.

The last fatal vehicle crash in the park was on May 28, 2017, also on Highway 11.

Anyone with information regarding this crash can call the national park dispatch at 985-6170 or HPD officer Jason Foxworthy at 326-4646, ext. 229.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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