The victim of a Kailua-Kona hit-and-run has been identified

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The Kailua-Kona man who died after a single vehicle hit-and-run collision on Thursday, May 30, has been identified. 

The victim is 35-year-old Masayoki George. 

The incident occurred on Hualalai Road, fronting the Kailua-Kona Public Library.

Responding to a 12:51 a.m. call, police determined that an unknown vehicle heading east (Mauka) on Hualalai Road had struck the pedestrian in the right lane. Through the preliminary investigation, it appears that the pedestrian was lying on the roadway when he was run over by the unknown vehicle.

George was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

The suspect vehicle is possibly a truck or sport utility vehicle due to the injuries sustained by the victim.

The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Negligent Homicide investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Jason Foxworthy at (808) 326-4646 ext. 229.

This is the 10th traffic fatality this year compared to 11 at this time last year.

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