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UPDATE: Police Identify South Kohala Car Crash Victim

May 8, 2013, 8:46 AM HST
* Updated May 9, 2:49 PM
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***Updated at 2:50 p.m. on May 9.***

Police have identified the victim of Tuesday night’s car crash as Pamela Sue Norman.

An autopsy showed the 25-year-old Hawi woman died from injuries sustained in the crash into a storage building at the Fairmont Orchid hotel, police said in a statement issued Thursday.

Posted at 8:46 a.m. on May 8:

A Hawi woman died Tuesday night after her vehicle left the roadway at the entrance to a South Kohala resort and crashed into a storage building 150 feet away.

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Fire department personnel responding to a 7:58 p.m. call found the 25-year-old woman with no signs of life. She was trapped in the vehicle, which was on its side, and extricated with the use of Jaws of Life.

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She was taken to Kona Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11:48 p.m.

Police said she was wearing a seat belt.

Witnesses said that the 4-door 2006 Toyota sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed before going off the right side of North Kaniku Drive at the entrance of the Fairmont Orchid Hotel and striking the building.

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The banquet storage building sustained $15,000 in damage.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Police said it was unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved.

***Updated at 9:05 a.m.***

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