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Contact: Jessica Ferracane/Public Affairs Specialist, 808-345-4216
Hawaii National Park, Hawai'i – National Park Service rangers are seeking witnesses to a fatal single-vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 11 near mile marker 30 and the Pi'i Mauna Drive intersection in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on Thursday night.
At approximately 9:38 p.m., a female driver traveling south on Highway 11 crashed into a cluster of large 'ōhi'a trees and was ejected from the vehicle, a 1992 Honda sedan. Park rangers and County of Hawai'i rescue personnel determined the victim did not survive, and her body was transported to Hilo Medical Center.
The identification of the victim is unknown, and an investigation is underway.
Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to call Park Dispatch at (808) 985-6170.