05-29-19 Pedestrian killed on Highway 130

Hawai‘i Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Chris Correia
Phone: (808) 961-2391
Report No. 19-042886




Media Release

An unidentified female pedestrian died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle/ pedestrian crash that occurred on Wednesday morning (May 29) on Highway 130, near the 16-mile marker.

The identification of the victim is still pending.

Responding to a 5:15 a.m. call, police determined that a female pedestrian was within the Pāhoa-bound lane of travel on Highway 130, just South of the Kamaili Road intersection when she was struck by a motor vehicle being operated by a 35-year–old female from Kalapana that was heading Pāhoa-bound. 

The pedestrian was unresponsive and was later pronounced dead at the Hilo Medical Center at 11:08 a.m.

Police do not believe alcohol, speed or inattention were factors in the crash.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

The Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Coroner’s Inquest investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Jared Cabatu of the Area I Traffic Enforcement Unit at (808) 961-2339.

This is the 9th traffic fatality this year compared to 11 at this time last year.







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