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HILO, Hawaii: A trio of fatal accidents in as many days has shaken the town of Hilo on Hawaii Island.
This was the scene on Kalanianaole Street around after 4 p.m. this past Sunday, after a 24-year-old man crashed his motorcycle off the road and into a street sign.
The driver was identified as Dimitri I. Sheehan of Laupahoehoe.
Police say Sheehan tried to do a wheelie with his 2002 Honda motorcycle, when he lost control and crashed.
Sheehan was wearing a helmet and was transported to the Hilo Medical Center by Fire and Rescue personnel where he later died.
It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were involved but speed was a factor in this crash.
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a coroner’s inquest case and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
The day before, on Saturday: 56-year-old Marcelino Jaquias, Jr., died after he was struck by a 2008 Kia van while crossing the Wailoa Bridge.
Jaquias, who police say was not in a crosswalk at the time he was hit, was transported to the Hilo Medical Center by Fire/Rescue personnel and was later flown to The Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition, where he later died.
The driver of the van – a 47 year old Hilo man – and his passengers, a 43-year-old woman and 5-year-old girl were not injured.
And on Monday: Hilo’s 92-year-old Tamiko Fujio was killed after she was struck by a 2008 Toyota four-door sedan at the he Kamana Senior Center.
Police say that at 8:48 a.m., a 59-year-old woman Hilo woman was reversing her vehicle from the lawn area of the senior center onto the paved driveway when she struck Fujio, who was walking to her vehicle.
Fujio was transported to the Hilo Medical Center by Fire/Rescue personnel where she later died at 11:30 a.m.
Police do not believe that alcohol, drugs or speed were factors in this crash.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a negligent homicide case and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.