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Vehicle Kills Intoxicated Woman Sitting on Kona Highway

October 31, 2012, 10:50 AM HST
* Updated October 31, 11:54 PM
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Kona police are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian Tuesday night in South Kona.

Bystanders told police that a 30-year-old woman was sitting in the northbound lane of Highway 11 near the 107-mile marker when she was struck by a north-bound BMW sedan operated by a 50-year-old Captain Cook man.

The woman, identified as Jasmin K. Robertson of Honaunau, had been drinking and appeared to be intoxicated, police said.

Paramedics arriving at the scene at 6:44 p.m. examined the woman but could not find a pulse. She was transported to Kona Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 7:15 p.m.

The driver of the BMW was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured, police said.

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One lane of the roadway was closed while officers investigated the incident.

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Anyone with information on the matter is asked to call Officer Larry Flowers at 326-4646, Ext. 229.

This was the 36th traffic-related fatality on the Big Island this year compared to 18 at this point in 2011.

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