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Kapoho Information Update #2 for June 15th, 2021

The Hawaii Police Department (HPD) identify a 49-year-old Pāhoa woman fatally injured in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 137 (Government Beach Road) in Kapoho, Puna Monday evening (June 14th).

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Hōlualoa and Hilo) Team

Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Jeremy Riddle Phone: 961-2391 Report No. 21-047884

Hawai’i Island police have identified a female who died following a single-vehicle collision that occurred on Monday evening, June 14, 2021, on Government Beach Road in the area of Papaya Farms Road in Puna.

She is identified as 49-year-old Fawn K. Jost, of Pahoa, Hawaii.

An autopsy was conducted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, but police are awaiting the toxicology results before making a final determination.

The East Hawai’i Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Coroner’s Inquest investigation which remains pending.

If anyone witnessed the accident or has information on the collision, you may contact Officer Blayne Matsui at (808) 961-2339 or via email at

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stopper's information is kept confidential.

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