KONA, Hawaii (KHON2) — A woman from California died in a collision in Kona on Monday.
The Hawaii Island Police said a Toyota Tacoma was heading north on Palani Road around Noon, when it crossed into oncoming traffic and sideswiped a Honda Accord driven by a 76-year-old Kailua-Kona woman. The Tacoma then hit a Chrysler Pacific head-on.
The 37-year-old driver of the Honda, a Kailua-Kona man, was treated at the scene. The driver of the Tacoma and five passengers in the Pacific were transported to a hospital.
One of the passengers of the Pacific died on Wednesday.
She was identified as Heserlina Emata of Milpitas, California.
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An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of her death.
This is the 13th traffic fatality this year, compared to eight this time last year on the Big Island.