Big Island police reported two traffic fatalities in four days on Monday.
The first traffic fatality happened on Thurdsay in Kailua-Kona. Police say at around 2:30 p.m., a 1999 Ford Escort sedan traveling south on Route 190 crashed between the 32- and 33-mile marker.
Investigators say the 90-year-old woman driving the car lost control of the vehicle as she approached the junction with Kalaoa Street and crashed into a rock embankment on the northbound shoulder. The vehicle overturned onto its roof.
The woman was taken to Kona Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The woman was identified as Jane K. Ota from Kailua-Kona. Police do no believe alcohol, drugs or speed were contributing factors to this crash. Police ask that anyone who witnessed the collision call Officer Justin Hooser at 326-4646, extension 229.
On Sunday, a 25-year-old Kea'au woman died from injuries she sustained in a one-vehicle crash in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.
The driver was identified as Christina K. Fujiyama of Kea'au.
Responding to a 3:28 p.m. call, Puna patrol officers determined that the driver was operating a 1994 Acura four-door sedan and traveling east on 20th Avenue when she lost control and struck a rock wall.
The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.
Fire and rescue personnel took her to Hilo Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 4:20 p.m.
It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were involved but speed was a factor in this crash.
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a coroner’s inquest case and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Police ask anyone with information about this crash to call Officer Clarence Acob at 961-2293.