Hawaii Island police have identified the woman killed Monday, March 28, after being struck by a vehicle on Route 130 in the Puna district.
Skye Kahealeilani Noah, 19, of Pahoa was walking in the Pahoa direction on the mauka shoulder of the road when she was struck by a white 2003 Ford Ranger pickup truck traveling in the same direction.
Around 1 a.m., a 22-year-old Hilo man came into the Hilo Police Station and said that he may have been involved in a traffic collision in the area of Route 130 and Kaloli Drive.
Officers making checks in the area discovered Noah’s body on the mauka shoulder of the road.
She was transported to the Hilo Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 6:09 a.m.
An autopsy conducted Tuesday afternoon determined that Noah died as a result of internal injuries. The death was ruled as accidental.
Police continue to seek motorists who may have witnessed the collision on Route 130 near the Kaloli Drive intersection or may have seen the white Ford pickup truck on Route 130 during the evening hours of Sunday or early morning hours of Monday. Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call Officer Keith Nacis at 961-8119 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.
This is the 6th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year compared to five at the same time last year.