Woman dies in Saddle Road crash, 21 Nov 2018.

Accessed on 22 November 2018, 0348 UTC, Post 18000.



Please click link to read the full story from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

Comment:  Hawaii police believe excessive speed was factor in this morning’s fatal crash between a 2015 Ford passenger van and a Kenworth tanker truck.  The accident claimed the life an adult woman and injured three passengers in the van.  The driver of the tanker was not hurt.

Here’s the synopsis from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”:

“Officers responding to a 4:41 a.m. call determined that a 2015 Ford passenger van was traveling west near the 21-mile marker when it crossed the center line and was sideswiped by an eastbound 2014 Kenworth fuel tanker with a trailer.

There were nine people in the van, police said.

Three rear seat passengers were taken to Hilo Medical Center via ambulance — a 22-year-old man and 23-year-old woman, both from Hilo, and a 23-year-old Keaau man.

All were treated and released.

The driver of the Kenworth, a 48-year-old Hilo man, wasn’t injured.

The woman who died was pronounced dead at Hilo Medical Center at 10:43 a.m.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

Police think speed may have been a factor in this crash.”

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Russ Roberts