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Woman, 61, dies after pickup truck hits a tree in Waimea

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:55 a.m. HST, Mar 10, 2012

A 61-year-old Kapaau woman died Friday night after a single-vehicle crash in Waimea, Hawaii island police said.

The woman was driving a 2006 Toyota pickup in the south-bound direction on Kohala Mountain Road about 2:30 p.m. when she lost control, crossed the center line, and hit a tree near the 9-mile marker, police said.

She was taken to the Kona Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 8:47 p.m.

Police have ordered an autopsy.


Correction: An earlier version of this report said the victim was male.

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