48 year old Jeffrey Earwood’s bike crashed into van pulling out of Afook-Chinen Civic
May 25, 2010 – Hilo, Hawaii
Hawaii County Police say a Hilo man died Sunday (May 23) at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu from injuries he received in a motor vehicle/motorcycle crash on Friday around 11 a.m. on Manono Street.
Police identified the motorcyclist as 48 year old Jeffrey J. Earwood of a Hilo address.
South Hilo patrol officers determined that Earwood was riding a 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle south on Manono Street when a 45-year-old Hilo man operating a 2006 Toyota van pulled out of the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in front of him.
Police say Earwood was not wearing a helmet. Fire rescue personnel took him to Hilo Medical Center, and he was later flown to The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu in critical condition. There, he was pronounced dead at 10:35 p.m.
The driver of the Toyota van was not injured.
Police say it is unknown at this time if alcohol, drugs or speed were involved.
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a negligent homicide investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.