Police Locate 1 of 2 Vehicles Involved in Fatal North Kona Hit-And-Run

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Police markings show the spot where a fatal hit-and-run accident occurred on Kuakini Highway in Kona. Tom Hasslinger/Big Island Now

Hawai‘i Island police have located one of two vehicles involved in a recent pedestrian fatality in Kona and are renewing their request for information on leads about the second vehicle involved in the incident.

A Kailua-Kona woman died following a hit-and-run collision on Sunday, July 24 on Kuakini Highway, (Highway 11), 150 yards south of the 119 mile marker in North Kona.

The female has still not been positively identified.


Police have located a 2017 Kia Niro that was possibly involved in the traffic crash with the pedestrian.

Police continue to ask for the public’s assistance in locating the second vehicle, a 2013-2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicle would have sustained damage to the driver’s side front fender, bumper, hood, and possibly the windshield.

Failure to render aid when a person is killed in a traffic collision is a Class “B” felony that may be punishable by up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $25,000. Failure to render aid is covered under section 291C-14 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes.


The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit is continuing to investigate this incident as a negligent homicide investigation. Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Len Hamakado at 808-326-4646 ext. 229 or email at [email protected].

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 808-961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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