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HPD Identifies Victim in Fatal Crash on Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway

May 12, 2021, 9:56 AM HST
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Authorities have identified the victim in a fatal three-car crash on Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway as 37-year-old Megan Valerie Meyers, of Kailua-Kona.

Hawai‘i Police Department responded to the collision on Tuesday, May 11, at 11:06 a.m., between mile markers 86 and 87.

According to a press release from HPD on Wednesday, Meyers was traveling north in a white 2017 Subaru SUV when she reportedly crossed the yellow centerline and hit a white 2018 Peterbuilt semi-truck with a trailer head-on.

The Subaru was then struck on the passenger side by a northbound white 2008 Toyota Highlander SUV. Meyers was later transported to Kona Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 5:05 p.m., the release stated. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

The 39-year-old male driver of the Peterbuilt semi-truck and the 62-year-old male driver of the Toyota Highlander were not seriously injured in the crash.

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The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Jason Foxworthy at 808-326-4646 ext. 229 or send an email to [email protected].

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Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.

This is the ninth traffic fatality this year compared to eight at this time last year.

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