53-year-old man is dead following single-vehicle crash in Kailua-Kona Sunday

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Hawaii Island police said a 53-year-old Waikoloa man died following a single-vehicle crash Sunday  on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway just north of the 85-mile marker in Kailua-Kona.

The man was identified as Michael Shine. 

Police responded to a call around 7:15 a.m. Where the vehicle operated by Shine was traveling northbound on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway when it veered left and crossed over the southbound lane and hit a guardrail. 

Shine was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

Police believe that speed and alcohol were not a factor.

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

The Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated an investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Officer Justin Hooser at (808) 326-4646 ext. 229. 

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

This is the 26th traffic fatality this year compared with 26 at this time last year.

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