A 15-old Keaʻau girl died following a single motorcycle crash Thursday evening in Pāhoa.
Responding to a 5:53 p.m. call, police determined that a 2013 Honda dual sports motorcycle was traveling northbound on Government Beach Road and ran off the roadway and struck a tree near Cinder Road.
The girl who died was taken to the Hilo Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries, and she was pronounced dead on Friday at 12:12 a.m.
The girl had been wearing a helmet and speed is believed to be a factor in this crash.
The motorcycle ridden in this crash had been reported stolen on October 17, 2017 from Kailua-Kona.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Erhard Autrata at (808) 961-2339.
This is the 7th traffic fatality this year compared with 5 at this time last year.