Mother of two killed in Mililani crash - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Mother of two killed in Mililani crash

MILILANI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A violent car crash killed a young woman on her way home. A small memorial marks the crash site near Kamehameha Highway and Waikalani Drive. Family members identified the victim as Shana Kieffer, 19, a mother of two children. Relatives said she just got engaged two months ago

"She was loved by so many people. I mean so many," said Renee Brown, the mother of Kieffer's fiance. "She was the kindest person, a kind-hearted person."

Police said Kieffer may have been speeding when she lost control of a Chevy Malibu, hit a tree, and slid down a ravine just before 7 o'clock on Sunday morning. According to authorities, she was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Investigators said she was not wearing a seatbelt. Brown said her son spoke to Kieffer by phone just minutes before the crash.

"He said he stood outside and he was waiting, waiting. She said she was coming home now," said Brown.

When he heard the ambulance, he ran to the scene near their Mililani home.

"We all don't know what, and you know, just question after question," Brown said.

Kieffer and her 21-year-old fiance have a five-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son. She worked three jobs in addition to going to school.

"Everything was her children and if she's at work, she would call my son and tell him, put them on the phone and would say, 'Hi, mommy loves you.' She would do that," said Brown.

Brown said the couple had been together for six years and were in the process of setting a wedding date. Relatives are now helping to care for their young children.

"My son said this is why it's going to be so hard cause the baby always (says), ''mama, mama.' Everything is mama," said Brown.

Copyright 2013 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • 'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

    'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:20:32 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:05:24 GMT
    (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the...(U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the...
    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their...More >>
    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.More >>
  • High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:32:03 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-06-22 14:58:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko, File). FILE - This April 23, 2018, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington.  The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were lo...(AP Photo/Jessica Gresko, File). FILE - This April 23, 2018, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were lo...

    The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

    More >>

    The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

    More >>
  • In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

    In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:21:21 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 10:54 AM EDT2018-06-22 14:54:44 GMT
    A boy stares out of a heavily tinted bus window leaving a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility Tuesday in McAllen, TX. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)A boy stares out of a heavily tinted bus window leaving a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility Tuesday in McAllen, TX. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border, says 'zero-tolerance' prosecution policy will continue.

    More >>

    Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border, says 'zero-tolerance' prosecution policy will continue.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly