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Kamuela Information Update for October 29th, 2021

A 26-year-old Kailua-Kona woman is critically injured in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 190 (Māmalahoa Highway) in Kamuela, South Kohala early Friday morning (October 29th).

Published by: HIRSC - Hawai'i Island (Hōlualoa) Team

Hawai‘i Police Department

Traffic Enforcement Unit - Area II

Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi

Phone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 229

Report No.: 21-091166

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 the 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 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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