Victim in fatal Laie car crash identified

Victim in fatal Laie car crash identified

The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office has identified the woman killed in a single-car accident in Laie early Wednesday morning as 27-year-old Nakita Branch of Hauula.

LAIE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu Police Department officials say she was ejected from her vehicle as it rolled through a field.

Her passenger, a 19-year-old man, was also ejected from the vehicle. He was last listed in serious condition.

Neither victim was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

A 27-year-old woman was killed in a motor vehicle accident early Wednesday morning along Kamehameha Highway in Laie, paramedics say.

Emergency medical service officials responded to reports of a car accident at around 1:47 a.m. in an area fronting Gunstock Ranch. Upon arrival, they discovered the scene of a single car accident.

The 27-year-old woman, who paramedics say was driving the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 27-year-old man, believed to have been the passenger in the car, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known, though police say a preliminary investigation revealed speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash. Neither victim is believed to have been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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