Big Island Police Seeking Witnesses to Crash in Front of Hirano Store

Big Island police are renewing their request for witnesses to a two-vehicle crash in front of Hirano Store on October 11 or anyone who saw either vehicle before the crash on Highway 11.


Responding to a 4:35 p.m. call on October 11, traffic investigators determined that a 2001 Ford four-door station wagon was traveling on Highway 11 and made a turn into Hirano Store.

A 33-year old woman from Glenwood in a Dodge van crossed the centerline to avoid a collision but struck the Ford.

The driver of the Ford station wagon, John K. Isabel Jr. of Glenwood, was dead at the scene. Fire Department rescue personnel took the woman to Hilo Medical Center.

Traffic was stopped in both directions. (Photo courtesy of Merle Gormick)

Police ask that anyone who observed either vehicle before or during the the crash call Officer Tuckloy Aurello at 961-8119.

Big Island Police Identify Man Who Died at Hirano Store Crash

Big Island police have identified the man who died Thursday (October 11) from a two-vehicle crash on Highway 11 in front of Hirano Store as 57-year-old John K. Isabel Jr.