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UPDATE: Mauna Kea Access Road Crash Victim Identified

March 13, 2017, 11:59 AM HST
* Updated March 16, 11:15 AM
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UPDATE: March 16, 2017

Police have identified the woman who died from injuries sustained in a one-car car crash on Sunday, March 12, on Mauna Kea Access Road.

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She was identified as 35-year-old Aurelie Vincent of Vienne, France.

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Police are also asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Erhard Autrata at 961-8118 or email: [email protected]gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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An unidentified woman died following a one-vehicle crash Sunday night, March 12, on Mauna Kea Access Road.

Her name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of her family.

Responding to the 7:30 p.m. traffic crash, Hilo Patrol Officer’s determined that a 2001 Nissan sports-utility vehicle was traveling down Mauna Kea Access Road approximately 1.2 miles below the Visitor’s Center when the vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned several times.

The operator of the Nissan, the unidentified woman, was taken to the Hilo Medical Center where she was pronounced dead on March 13 at 12:29 a.m.

The front seat passenger, a 35-year old female of Lyon, France, was also transported to the Hilo Medical Center in stable condition and later medevaced to Queen’s Medical Center on Oʻahu for treatment of her injuries.

Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

Police believe that speed was a factor in this investigation.

This is the fifth traffic fatality this year compared with five at this time last year.

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