5-11-21 Woman Killed in Traffic Collision on Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway

Hawai‘i Police Department
Kona Patrol
Sergeant Marco K. Segobia
Phone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 245
Report No.: 21-037502

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, on Queen Kaahumanu Highway near the 86 mile marker in Kona.

When Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a traffic accident near Kaupulehu Drive on Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway between the 86 and 87 mile markers, they discovered that a white Subaru 4DSW traveling northbound on Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway crossed the center line and crashed head-on with a white Peterbilt semi-truck traveling in the opposite direction.

The female driver of the Subaru 4DSW was unresponsive at the scene and transported to the Kona Community Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

The victim’s name is not being released at this time pending positive identification. The driver of the Peterbilt semi-truck was not injured.

Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit is continuing this investigation. Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway between the 86 and 87 mile markers remains closed at this time.

Police appreciate the community’s patience while the road is closed and they conduct their investigation.

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