HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Police Department received a 911 at around 7:12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19.
The call took HPD personnel to the westbound off ramp of Ali’i Nui Drive in the Ko Olina Area.
HPD’s Traffic Division, Vehicular Homicide Section reported that a 36-year-old female was traveling westbound on Farrington Highway.
When she began exiting at the Ali’i Nui Drive off-ramp to Farrington Highway the 36-year-old female motorist failed to negotiate a bend in the roadway. This caused her vehicle to travel up the grass embankment leading it to sideswipe a palm tree.
The 36-year-old female motorist continued on beyond the palm tree and collided head on with a second palm tree.
Due to the second collision, the 36-year-old female motorist’s vehicle rolled over onto its passenger side coming to final rest. The female motorist was pinned inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency personnel.
According to HPD personnel, the 36-year-old female motorist succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.
Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said they responded to the scene at around 7:10 p.m. They said when they arrived, the woman was already deceased.
HPD said that the 36-year-old female motorist had a 38-year-old male passenger. HPD reported that the passenger was taken to an area hospital in serious condition by EMS.
Both occupants were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision, said police.
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HPD said that this incident is the third non-traffic related fatality that has occurred in 2023. This is compared to zero on-traffic related fatalities in 2022 at this point in the year.