HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT UNIT
OFFICER NORBERT SERRAO JR.
OCTOBER 22, 2005
A 44 year-old Captain Cook woman died Saturday (October 22, 2005) from injuries sustained when the ATV she was operating ran off a private driveway and struck a tree.
The victim was identified as Jeanne Moriguchi.
Responding to a 12:29 p.m. call, Kona Patrol Officers determined that the victim was operating a 1986 Honda 350 ATV type vehicle west on a private driveway near the end of Rock Bottom Road in South Kona, when she lost control of the ATV, ran off the driveway and struck a tree.
The victim was then transported to Kona Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 3:20 p.m.
The victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a Coroners Inquest case and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
In that this occurred on a private driveway, this crash is not classified as a Traffic Fatality.
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