Victim of Hilo crash dies from her injuries

The victim of a deadly crash that happened Thursday, Sept. 21, in Hilo, has been identified.

She was Yoshie Oshiro, 86, of Hilo.

Police responded to a 10:51 a.m. call that day and found that a 2016 Toyota sedan was traveling south on Kino’ole Street at the intersection of Mamo Street when it struck two pedestrians who were in the crosswalk.

Oshiro was taken to the Hilo Medical Center and then flown to Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition. She was later released, but remained under health care, and succumbed to her injuries from the crash. She died on the evening of October 20.

The second pedestrian that was struck in Hilo was an 86-year old woman from Honolulu. She was taken to the Hilo Medical Center in stable condition for treatment to her injuries.

The driver of the Toyota sedan, an 88-year old woman from Hilo, was not injured.

Police have reclassified this case from a Negligent Injury to a Negligent Homicide investigation.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Clarence Acob at (808) 961-2329 or at

This is the 30th traffic fatality on Hawai’i Island this year, compared with 28 at this time last year.