POSTED: 9:59 p.m. HST, Mar 9, 2012
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.