HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT UNIT
SERGEANT CHRISTOPHER D. GALI
AUGUST 15, 2006
REPORT NO. C06025462
A 27-year-old Mountain View woman died Tuesday (August 15, 2006) from injuries she received in a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision on Route 11 (Hawaii Belt Road).3 miles north of the 15 mile-marker.
The victim was identified as Teresa Jarrett Jacober of Mountain View.
Responding to a 1:01 a.m. call, Puna patrol officers determined that the victim was operating a 1998 Ford 4-door sedan and traveling north on Route 11 when she lost control of her car, crossed the centerline, struck an embankment and overturned.
The victim was possibly ejected from her car and was then struck by a 1999 Mazda pickup truck traveling north.
The victim was transported to Hilo Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 4:34 a.m. The driver of the truck, a 63-year-old Mountain View man, was not injured.
It is unknown at this time if speed or alcohol were factors in the crash. Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a standard negligent homicide investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Police are asking that a man who called 911 twice and anyone else with information about this crash call Officer Robert Pauole at 961-8889.
This is the 22nd traffic fatality on the Big Island this year, compared with 21 at this time last year.