Categorized | News

Hakalau woman dies in two car crash in North Kohala Saturday (Feb 9)

MEDIA RELEASE

A 49-year-old woman from Hakalau was killed Saturday (February 9) from injuries she received in a two-vehicle crash on Akoni Pule Highway at the 17-mile-marker in the North Kohala District.

The woman was identified as Theresa Doris Pacheco, of a Hakalau address.

Responding to a 2:56 p.m. call, North Kohala patrol officers determined that Pacheco was operating a 2003 Hyundai two door sedan and traveling south on Akoni Pule Highway when she came upon a 2013 Ford four door sedan also traveling south.

Pacheco swerved to the right to avoid a rear-end collision but sideswiped the rear right corner of the Ford.

The Hyundai then ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Pacheco was wearing a seat-belt but was partially ejected.

The driver of the Ford, a 62-year-old man from Atlanta, Georgia was not injured.

Pacheco was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 8:11 p.m.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were involved but speed was a factor in this crash.

Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a negligent homicide investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Officer Larry Flowers at 326-4646, extension 229.

This is the 8th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year compared to one at the same time last year.

Leave a Reply

 

 

Become a fan on facebook

Photos on flickr

Stock Quotes

NASDAQ4691.87  chart+97.42
S&P 5002036.09  chart+35.55
AAPL93.59  chart+1.55
FB112.70  chart+3.73
GOOG680.04  chart+11.78
INTC31.19  chart+0.47
MSFT49.44  chart+1.01
ORCL39.13  chart+0.65
QCOM52.51  chart+1.37
ALEX35.21  chart+0.40
BOH66.28  chart+1.16
BRN1.4201  chart+0.0301
BYD17.95  chart+0.50
CAGU0.25  chart+0.00
CPF22.46  chart+0.53
CYAN5.23  chart+0.08
HA37.73  chart+0.89
HCOM21.08  chart+0.54
HE34.40  chart+0.30
MLP6.6137  chart-0.1159
MRPI0.0006  chart+0.0002
NNUTU2.90  chart+0.00
PLFF0.035  chart+0.000
TBNK26.02  chart+0.18
TSO74.04  chart+1.88
Jun 28, 2016 / 5:15 pm

 

 

Quantcast