Hawai‘i Island police are investigating an early morning single-vehicle traffic collision in South Kona on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, that left a three-year-old critically injured.
Responding to a 3:23 a.m. call, police determined that a 32-year-old Captain Cook woman operating a gray 2003 Honda CR-V multi-purpose vehicle was heading south on Highway 11 near the 99-mile marker in South Kona when it drove off the roadway, down an embankment, and struck a tree.
The driver and her two sons, a three-year-old and a one-year-old infant, were all transported to the Kona Community Hospital. The three-year-old is listed in critical condition and is awaiting additional treatment at the Kapiolani Children’s Hospital on Oahu.
The 32-year-old and 1-year-old infant were listed in stable condition and were both later released.
The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a traffic collision investigation and are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Adam Roberg at (808) 326-4646 ext. 229, or email at email@example.com. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.