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.