A 23-year-old Kailua-Kona woman died following a single-vehicle collision on Saturday at the intersection of Kaiminani Drive and IliʻIli Street.
According to the Hawai`i Police Department, the 23-year-old female has been positively identified as Alexandria R. Hofferbert.
Responding to a 1:43 a.m. call, police determined that a Blue 2000 Saturn Vue SUV heading east (Mauka) had drove off of the right shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle then struck an aluminum light pole and rock wall. The 23-year-old female driver was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where she was later pronounced dead at 3:14 a.m.
The driver of the vehicle was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Coroner’s Inquest investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Jason Foxworthy at 326-4646, ext. 229, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo.
This is the 12th traffic fatality this year compared to 13 at this time last year.