HAWAII KAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Kona Brewing Company in Hawaii Kai closed Thursday as workers gathered to remember 18-year old Kristi Mcquaid.
The recent Kaiser High School graduate died in a moped accident Wednesday night on Lunalilo Home Road. Police say she lost control, hit a curb, and struck a metal light pole. She was not wearing a helmet.
"There wasn't any sound of screeching tires or anything," says John Kolivas, who lives near the scene. Kolivas and several others ran to help.
"The first person said she was a nurse," says Owen Lee. Lee and the nurse rolled Mcquaid over to start CPR. Paramedics took over when they arrived.
Lee put a cross in the ground with a lei draped around it.
Mcquaid also worked at Fatboy's Restaurant for a couple years. The manager there says Mcquaid always showed up to work with a smile.
"She got along with everybody," says Pat Murata, "She was real outgoing."
Police do not believe speed was a factor but are looking into the possibility that alcohol was involved. They are hoping eye witnesses will come forward to help them determine why Mcquaid lost control.