HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT UNIT
SERGEANT LEROY VICTORINO
SEPTEMBER 2, 2003
Police have identified the fatality victim of a single-car collision Saturday (August 30, 2003) in Hilo.
The victim was identified as Patti Gene Berry, 52, of Pahoa, Puna.
Berry died after an accident that occurred about 7 p.m. Saturday. South Hilo patrol officers determined that Berry lost control of her 1985 Honda four-door sedan while traveling south near the intersection of Kilauea Avenue and Volcano Highway (Route 11) near the four-mile marker. The car ran off the road and struck a large boulder.
The victim was taken to the Hilo Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m.
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers are continuing an investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Berry’s death was the 20th traffic fatality on the Big Island so far this year, compared with 18 at the same time last year.
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