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Hilo pedestrian dies (July 10)


A 61-year old Hilo woman died Wednesday (July 10) from injuries she received in a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision the night before at the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue and Kalakaua Street in downtown Hilo.

Responding to an 8:59 p.m. call, South Hilo patrol officers determined that the woman was crossing Kamehameha Avenue just south of Kalakaua Street from the mauka to makai direction when she was struck by a 1998 Honda four-door sedan traveling south on Kamehameha Avenue and being operated by a 35-year-old Hilo woman.

The pedestrian, identified as Roslyn Rushing of Hilo, was not in a marked crosswalk.

Fire Rescue personnel took her to Hilo Medical Center, where she died at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver of the vehicle and her passengers were not injured.

Police do not believe that speed, alcohol or drugs were involved.

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 about the crash is asked to call Officer Tuckloy Aurello at 961-8119.

This is the 19th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year compared with 14 at this time last year.

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