NAALEHU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – A 55-year-old Ocean View woman died Sunday evening when the car she was driving was hit head-on on Kamaoa Road near the Discovery Bay Golf course. Police say Marena L. Bohol was killed when her Toyota sedan was struck by a Ford pick-up truck driven by a 22-year-old Naalehu woman. The 22-year-old and her passenger, a 55-year-old woman also from Naalehu were taken to Kona Community hospital. Their conditions are unknown.
Reports indicate that the Ford truck was traveling east crossed the center line and collided with Bohol's car which was heading in the opposite direction just before 6:45 PM. Bohol died at the scene.
Police say that speed was a factor in the accident, but it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved. A negligent homicide investigation has been opened. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the victim's exact cause of death.