Woman sitting on South Kona highway struck and killed

CAPTAIN COOK, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police say a 30-year-old woman from Honaunau died Tuesday after she was struck by a car on Highway 11 in South Kona.

Police identify the woman as Jasmin K. Robertson.

According to police, traffic investigators determined that the woman, who appeared to be intoxicated, had been sitting on the northbound lane of the highway when she was struck by a two-door sedan that was traveling north.

The incident happened around 6:38 p.m. Fire Department rescue personnel took the woman to Kona Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:15 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle, a 50-year-old Captain Cook man, was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.

Police say it is unknown at this time if speed, alcohol or drugs were involved on part of the driver but the woman had been drinking.

Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a negligent homicide.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call Officer Larry Flowers at 326-4646, extension 229.

This is the 36th traffic fatality on the Big Island this year compared to 18 at the same time last year.

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