Waikoloa man, 41, dies in North Kona crash

Published  9:12 AM HST Jul 16, 2012

A 41-year-old Waikoloa man died Sunday from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash Friday on Route 190 in the area of the 17-mile marker in North Kona, according to police.

The man was identified as Randall C. Guadiz.

Responding to a 10:38 p.m. call Friday, Kona patrol officers determined that the Waikoloa man was operating a 1998 Honda motorcycle and traveling north on Route 190 when he overtook a vehicle in a no-passing zone and sideswiped a 2012 Toyota four-door sedan traveling south and being operated by a 45-year-old California woman.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.  Fire Rescue personnel took him to North Hawaii Community Hospital.  He was later flown to The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, where he died Sunday evening at 6:19 p.m.

The driver of the Toyota was not injured.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were involved but speed was a factor in this case.

Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a negligent homicide investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

This is the 19th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year compared with 12 at this time last year.

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