Woman killed in one-car accident on Akaka Falls Road 06-03-04

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT UNIT
OFFICER NORBERT A. SERRAO
PHONE: 961-2332
JUNE 3, 2004

MEDIA RELEASE

A 59-year-old woman died of injuries she suffered Thursday (June 3, 2004) in a single-car accident on Akaka Falls Road in South Hilo.

Responding to an 11:08 a.m. call, police determined that the victim was driving a Toyota multi-purpose vehicle mauka (west) on Akaka Falls Road when she apparently lost control of the vehicle, which struck a guardrail and overturned.

The victim, whose name was withheld until she has been positively identified, was taken to the Hilo Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 1:38 p.m.

Police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Thursday’s death was the 20th traffic fatality so far this year on the Big Island, compared to 12 at the same time last year.

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