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Woman Struck by Vehicle in Kea’au Identified

March 29, 2016, 4:59 PM HST
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A woman who died Monday after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 130 in the Puna District has been identified as 19-year-old Skye Kahealeilani Noah of Pahoa.

Noah was walking in the Pahoa direction on the mauka shoulder of the road when she was struck by a white 2003 Ford Ranger pickup truck traveling in the same direction.

On Monday, the Hawai’i Police Department reported that a 22-year-old Hilo man walked into the Hilo Police Station at 1 a.m. on Monday and said he may have been involved in an accident. After making checks in the area, officers found Noah’s body about a tenth of a mile south of Kaloli Drive.

An autopsy was conducted on the body Tuesday afternoon, determining that she died as result of internal injuries.

Noah’s death was ruled accidental.

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Anyone who may have witnessed the collision on Highway 130 near the Kaloli Drive intersection or may have seen the white Ford pickup truck on Highway 130 during the evening hours of Sunday or early morning Monday should call Officer Keith Nacis at 961-8119 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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