10-29-21 Kona Woman Critically Injured in South Kohala Crash

Hawai‘i Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit – Area II
Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi
Phone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229
Report No.: 21-091166

Media Release

A 26-year-old Kailua-Kona woman suffered severe injuries following a single-vehicle collision Friday, October 29, 2021, on Highway 190 at the 7 mile marker in South Kohala. 

Responding to a 5:24 a.m. call, police determined that a gold 2007 Honda Accord heading north crossed the double solid yellow line of roadway and lost control. The vehicle then struck several rocks, ejecting the driver who was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. 

The female driver was transported to the North Hawaii Community Hospital and later transported to Queen’s Medical Center, where she is currently listed in critical condition.

Police believe that speed and impairment are possible factors in the crash.

The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a major traffic collision investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Jason Foxworthy at (808) 326-4646, ext. 229, or email at Jason.foxworthy@hawaiicounty.gov. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

This serious accident comes on the heels of Wednesday’s motorcyclist fatality on Daniel K. Inouye Highway. The Hawai‘i Police Department is strongly encouraging motorists to drive safely this Halloween holiday weekend. The Department will be out in force this weekend strictly enforcing traffic laws and DUI checkpoints will be set up around the island.

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