A 41-year-old woman has died following a three-vehicle crash near the 83-mile marker of Queen Kaahumanu Highway in North Kona on Monday night, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
Police responded to a 10:39 p.m. call and determined that the driver of a 2002 Volvo sedan traveling south rear-ended a 2014 Volkswagen sedan going in the same direction. The Volkswagen spun and crossed to the other side, where it was then rear-ended by a 2013 Honda sedan going northbound.
The driver of the Volkswagen, identified as Trina Walker of Holualoa was taken to the Kona Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead early Tuesday morning.
A 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man who was driving the Volvo was taken to the Kona Community Hospital and is currently in stable condition. The 31-year-old Kamuela man who was driving the Honda was taken to the North Hawaii Community Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released.
Police believe that speed was a factor in the collision, but do not yet know if alcohol was involved.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Officer Justin Hooser at 326-4646 ext. 229.