A fatal single-vehicle accident in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on Thursday night leaves National Park Service rangers seeking witnesses.
Officials say the accident occurred at approximately 9:38 p.m., when a female driver was traveling on Highway 11 and crashed into a cluster of large ‘ohi‘a trees near mile marker 30 and the Pi’i Mauna Driver intersection.
The woman was ejected from the vehicle, a 1992 Honda sedan.
Park rangers and County of Hawai‘i rescue personnel determined the victim did not survive, and her body was transported to Hilo Medical Center.
The identification of the victim is unknown, and an investigation is underway.
Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to call Park Dispatch at (808) 985-6170.