A male pedestrian died after he was hit by a pickup truck early Sunday in Waimea, Big Island police said. This is the first traffic fatality on the Big Island this year.
Anyone with information is asked to call (808) 326-4646 ext. 229 or CrimeStoppers at (808) 961-8300. An autopsy has been ordered to determine his identity and exact cause of death. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was taken to the Kona Community Hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.