PUNA, HAWAII - Hawaii County Fire Department reports a woman in her 60's was hit by a SUV while walking along HWY 130. Officials say the woman was found without any signs of life by HPD officers. Officers attempted CPR until EMS units arrived. EMS took over care but the woman was later pronounced dead after finding traumatic injuries. 

A small dog was found with the woman who was trying to protect her when HPD and EMS personnel arrived. The humane society was called to pick-up the dog while an investigation was performed. 

UPDATE: Kamaili Road is now open to traffic.  Highway 130 remains closed to traffic until further notice.