Police identify Pahala crash victims
Updated On: Jan 24 2013 03:39:13 PM HST
Big Island police have identified three of the victims of a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday that killed five people on Highway 11 near Pahala.
The driver of the white Nissan Altima was identified as 73-year-old Donald Ingoglia of Sacramento, California. An autopsy conducted Thursday indicated that he suffered a medical condition, which apparently caused him to lose control of the car and cross the center line.
KCRA 3, our sister station in Sacramento, confirmed that Ingoglia is the son of the founder of Tony's Fine Foods, one of the largest specialty food distributors in Northern California.
Also riding in the sedan were the driver’s son, 39-year-old Philip A. Ingoglia of Costa Rica, and the passenger’s son, 9-year-old Isidora I. Ingoglia of Costa Rica.
The car crashed head-on into a 2002 Ford pickup truck, which overturned and caught fire.
A man and woman in the truck died at the scene, as did Donald and Philip Ingoglia. The boy was taken to Ka'u Hospital and then flown to Kona Community Hospital, where he later died.
Police still have not made positive identification of the occupants of the truck.
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