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A woman and a man died in a two-vehicle traffic crash Thursday afternoon (December 1) in Kona near the 31.5-mile marker of Highway 190.

They have been identified as 45-year-old Jeongah Hyun of Kailua-Kona and 46-year-old Iljung Nam of South Korea.

Responding to a 12:35 p.m. call Thursday, police determined that Hyun had been operating a silver 2006 Mazda multi-purpose vehicle on Highway 190 just north of the 31.5-mile marker, when she crossed left of center and was broadsided by a white 2013 Peterbilt dump truck that was heading south on Highway 190. The operator of the dump truck, a 46-year-old Honokaʻa man, was taken to Kona Community Hospital with minor injuries. Hyun and Nam, her passenger, were pronounced dead at the hospital at 6:10 p.m. and 6:11 p.m., respectively.

Woman and man dead after crash in Kona Thursday (Dec 1)

A woman and a man died in a two-vehicle traffic crash Thursday afternoon (December 1) in Kona near the 31.5-mile marker of Highway 190. They have been identified as 45-year-old Jeongah Hyun of Kailua-Kona and 46-year-old Iljung Nam of South Korea. Responding to a 12:35 p.m. call Thursday, police determined that Hyun had been operating […]

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The Hawai'i Police Department reports that Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11), south of the 107 mile marker in Honaunau, South Kona is now open. There was a one lane closure at this location as the Hawai'i Police Department's Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit's investigators continue their investigation into an earlier traffic accident.

Partial lane closure in Honaunau due to accident investigation

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11), south of the 107 mile marker in Honaunau, South Kona is now open. There was a one lane closure at this location as the Hawai’i Police Department’s Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit’s investigators continue their investigation into an earlier traffic accident.

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Anthony Graham Beaudet-Close

Kona man charged with assault and attempted murder

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 34-year-old Kailua-Kona man in connection with an assault that occurred last month in Kona. On Friday (October 28), police responded to a report of an unknown type of disturbance near a service station located on the 75-900 block of Henry Street in Kailua-Kona. Responding officers located an […]

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A-10-year old Hōnaunau girl died from a vehicle-pedestrian crash Wednesday afternoon (November 2) in South Kona near the 106-mile marker of the Māmālahoa Highway (Route 11).

She has been identified as Janexty Kaaloa.

Responding to a 1:10 p.m. call, police determined that a tan 1987 Jeep pickup truck had been traveling south on Māmālahoa Highway when it struck Kaaloa who had been running westbound across the highway. Kaaloa sustained critical injuries from the collision. She was taken to Kona community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 2:33 p.m.

Honaunau girl struck and killed by pickup in Kona Wednesday (Nov 2)

A-10-year old Hōnaunau girl died from a vehicle-pedestrian crash Wednesday afternoon (November 2) in South Kona near the 106-mile marker of the Māmālahoa Highway (Route 11). She has been identified as Janexty Kaaloa. Responding to a 1:10 p.m. call, police determined that a tan 1987 Jeep pickup truck had been traveling south on Māmālahoa Highway […]

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The long-awaited 2.2-mile, $27.9 million southern segment of the Māmalahoa Highway Bypass, which will provide relief to motorists traveling in South Kona, will open to the public on Friday, November 4.

The bypass is located midway between the shoreline and Māmalahoa Highway. The northern segment of the bypass starts at the southern edge of Keauhou and runs approximately 3.5 miles to the bottom of Haleki‘i Street below Kealakekua’s Kona Scenic subdivision.

South portion of Mamalahoa Hwy bypass in Kona to open Friday (Nov 4)

The long-awaited 2.2-mile, $27.9 million southern segment of the Māmalahoa Highway Bypass, which will provide relief to motorists traveling in South Kona, will open to the public on Friday, November 4. The bypass is located midway between the shoreline and Māmalahoa Highway. The northern segment of the bypass starts at the southern edge of Keauhou […]

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Dante Blanchard

Police are searching for a Captain Cook boy reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Captain Cook boy who was reported missing. Dante Blanchard was last seen in Captain Cook on October 4. He is described as 5-foot-10, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a two-vehicle traffic accident September 3 on the Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) just south of the Kamehameha III Highway intersection.

During the investigation, police learned that a green Subaru or Isuzu sports utility vehicle may have caused the victim, Breanna Fujimoto, to cross the centerline of the roadway just prior to the head-on collision with a 2015 Nissan SUV.

Police seek info about fatal September 3, 2016 Kona crash

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a two-vehicle traffic accident September 3 on the Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) just south of the Kamehameha III Highway intersection. During the investigation, police learned that a green Subaru or Isuzu sports utility vehicle may have caused the victim, Breanna Fujimoto, to cross the […]

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Dante Blanchard

Police are searching for a Captain Cook boy reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Captain Cook boy who was reported missing. Dante Blanchard was last seen in Captain Cook on October 4. He is described as 5-foot-10, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a murder investigation in connection with the recovery of a Kona man’s body.

On Sunday, police received an anonymous tip about a possible murder in Kailua-Kona.

Investigation led to the discovery of a burial site late Tuesday afternoon (October 18) off Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Highway 190) north of the 27-mile marker. Police secured the area overnight and recovered the body Wednesday morning (October 19).

Murder investigation after anonymous tip leads to buried body

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a murder investigation in connection with the recovery of a Kona man’s body. On Sunday, police received an anonymous tip about a possible murder in Kailua-Kona. Investigation led to the discovery of a burial site late Tuesday afternoon (October 18) off Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Highway 190) north of the 27-mile […]

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Firefighters responded to a 10:05 a.m. alarm Wednesday (Oct 19) to St. Paul's Road in the Honalo area of Kona for a structure fire.

Crews arrived to find a one room residence engulfed in flames on a coffee farm. The building, about 400 square feet in size, had flames coming out of the roof.

Firefighters had the blaze quickly under control. The fire destroyed the building and contents leaving only the foundation intact.

Fire destroys one room home on Kona coffee farm Wednesday (Oct 19)

Firefighters responded to a 10:05 a.m. alarm Wednesday (Oct 19) to St. Paul’s Road in the Honalo area of Kona for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a one room residence engulfed in flames on a coffee farm. The building, about 400 square feet in size, had flames coming out of the roof. Firefighters […]

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The Hawaii Police Department reports that Mamalahoa Hwy (Route 190) is now open to traffic in both directions. The roadway was partially closed earlier due to a brushfire.

Mamalahoa Hwy (Route 190) reopens after being partially closed due to brushfire

The Hawaii Police Department reports that Mamalahoa Hwy (Route 190) is now open to traffic in both directions. The roadway was partially closed earlier due to a brushfire.

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An autopsy conducted Tuesday (October 4) determined that the man who died Sunday (October 2) after being involved in a one-vehicle traffic collision on the Māmālahoa Highway (Route 11) in Honalo, South Kona, died from injuries sustained in the accident.

On Tuesday (October 4) he was identified as 23-year-old Jackson Mathers of Miloliʻi.

Police identify Milolii man killed due to Kona crash

An autopsy conducted Tuesday (October 4) determined that the man who died Sunday (October 2) after being involved in a one-vehicle traffic collision on the Māmālahoa Highway (Route 11) in Honalo, South Kona, died from injuries sustained in the accident. On Tuesday (October 4) he was identified as 23-year-old Jackson Mathers of Miloliʻi.

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