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Pu'uanahulu Information Update for November 20th, 2019

A 28-year-old Kailua-Kona woman suffered severe injuries in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 190 Tuesday evening (November 19th).

Hawai‘i Police Department

Traffic Enforcement Unit, Area II

Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi

Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 229

Report No. 19-091246

A 28-year-old Kailua-Kona woman suffered severe injuries following a two-vehicle collision on Tuesday (November 19) on Highway 190, north of the 20-mile marker. 

She has been identified as Jarae Marienau. 

Responding to a 6:47 p.m. call, police determined that a 62-year-old man from Kailua-Kona was operating a white 2007 Hyundai Sante Fe SUV when he struck a red 2005 Ford Explorer SUV that had broken down in the middle of the roadway. The Ford Explorer was blocking both lanes of travel and was in a dip in the roadway. The 28-year-old female passenger and a 29-year-old male driver were attempting to push the vehicle off of the roadway when the vehicle was struck. The Ford Explorer had spun after it was struck and hit the 28-year-old female who was standing outside of the vehicle. The 29- year-old male was not injured in the collision. The female was transported to the North Hawaii Community Hospital, where she is listed in critical condition.

The driver of the Hyundai Sante Fe was not injured in the collision.

Police do not believe that speed is factored in the collision. 

The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Negligent Injury investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Jason Foxworthy at (808) 326-4646 ext. 229.

The HIRSC team has since corrected information on the previous post to corrected information received. Originally received as a fatal from information received yesterday evening, the HIRSC Administration team has since confirmed with officials that it remains a critical collision not fatal as it was due to a breakdown in communication. We apologize for the misinformation posted earlier.

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