A 62-year-old Washington state man killed in a crash on Hawaii Island has been identified.
It happened just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday on Route 137 (Kalapana-Kapoho Road) near the 17 mile marker.
Officials say when Puna patrol officers found the driver, Richard Frank Rice of Mill Creek, Wash., dead inside a silver 2015 Hyundai Elantra four-door sedan.
He was taken to the Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy was conducted Wednesday, Sept. 9, but police are awaiting toxicology results before making a final determination.
Police ask any witnesses who may have seen the vehicle between 7:45 p.m. and 8:38 p.m. or anyone with any other information about this case to call Officer Clarence Acob at 961-2332.