Big Island police have arrested the driver in a deadly crash on Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway Friday.
Police say 20-year-old Tiana Sagapolutele-Silva was behind the wheel of a 2005 Toyota when she tried to pass another vehicle at the 91 mile marker in North Kona. Her vehicle clipped vehicle clipped a 2006 Chrysler, driven by a 38-year-old California man, and spun out of control.
20-year-old Christine C.R. Laeda of Hilo was a passenger in the back seat of the vehicle, and was ejected from the car. She was pronounced dead early Saturday morning at Kona Community Hospital.
Three others in Sagapolutele-Silva's car were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The people in the 2006 Chrysler were not injured.
Police have arrested Sagapolutele-Silva of Hilo on suspicion of negligent homicide, operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, open vessel, prohibition involving minor and negligent injury.
She has been released pending further investigation.