Officials identify Hilo man killed in crash
Police have identified him as Joseph Nieves Junior, 23
Police have identified the man killed in Friday night's crash along Kalanianaole Avenue as 23-year-old Joseph Nieves Junior of Hilo.
Witnesses said the car was traveling Hilo-bound when it crossed the center line and struck a mail box, sheared a utility pole, and struck a stone wall.
Nieves was pronounced dead at the scene while a 18-year-old man was medivaced to the Queen's Medical Center.
Police say speed and alcohol appear to be factors in this crash. Both men were wearing seatbelts. A negligent injury investigation is underway.
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