Report No. 20-058069
A Laupāhoehoe woman has died following a single vehicle collision on Saturday morning (August 1) on Highway 19 in the area of the 8 mile marker.
The 63-year-old female has been positively identified as Jane Lawrence.
Responding to a 4:50 a.m. call, police determined that a 2006 Honda Civic traveling southwest on Highway 19 veered across the center line and struck the Kaʻieʻie storm bridge guardrail head-on.
The 63-year-old female driver was transported to Hilo Medical Center and initially listed in stable condition. At 5:05 pm she was pronounced dead at the Hilo Medical Center and may have suffered from a medical emergency.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
The Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Coroner’s Inquest investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident or have information leading to the identity of the responsible to contact Officer Erhard Autrata at 961-2329. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo.