A 30-year-old woman from Honaunau died Tuesday (October 30) after being involved in a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision on Highway 11 in the area of the 107-mile marker in South Kona.
The woman was identified as Jasmin K. Robertson of a Honaunau address.
Responding to a 6:38 p.m. call, traffic investigators determined that the woman, who appeared to be intoxicated, had been sitting on the northbound lane of the highway when she was struck by a 2003 BMW two-door sedan that was traveling north and being operated by a 50-year-old Captain Cook man.
Fire Department rescue personnel took the woman to Kona Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:15 p.m.
The driver of the vehicle was wearing seatbelt and was not injured.
It is unknown at this time if speed, alcohol or drugs were involved on part of the driver but the woman had been drinking.
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a negligent homicide investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call Officer Larry Flowers at 326-4646, extension 229.
This is the 36th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year compared to 18 at the same time last year.