Woman killed in Kona crash 11-27-04

PHONE: 961-2332
NOVEMBER 27, 2004


A 34-year-old woman died of injuries she suffered in a one-vehicle crash Friday (November 26, 2004) on Hawaii Belt Road 405 feet south of the 26-mile marker.

The victim was identified as Kyoung Hee Lee, of a Kailua-Kona address

Responding to an 8:53 p.m. call, police determined that a 2005 GMC Envoy SUV driven by Myong Soo Kim, 23, of Kailua-Kona, was traveling toward Waimea when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and overturned. The driver and all three passengers were ejected from the vehicle. Police believe that the occupants were not wearing their seat belts.

All four occupants were taken to the Kona Community Hospital, where the victim died about 12:45 a.m.

The other passengers of the vehicle — identified as Mihyun Ko, 34, Seung Wan Kim, 24, both of Kailua-Kona — were reported in stable condition at the Kona Community Hospital.

Speed is believed to have been a factor in this crash, and Traffic Enforcement Unit Officers have initiated a negligent homicide investigation and ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

The death was the 39th traffic fatality on the Big Island so far this year, compared to 31 for the same time last year.

# # #

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.