Bicyclist Killed in Car Accident

MAKAHA (KHNL) - An early-morning traffic incident claims the life of a woman on the Leeward coast. According to police, a 22-year-old male from Waianae was driving along Farrington Highway when he veered off the road and onto the shoulder.

His car rear-ended a bicycle, ridden by 40 year-old Correena Medeiros. Medeiros was thrown from the bicycle and suffered severe head injuries. She was taken to Waianae Coast Comprehensive Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

The woman was not wearing a helmet.

According to witnesses, the male fled the scene. Based on witness description of his vehicle, police later located the suspect and arrested him on failure to render aid and negligent homicide.

The traffic incident occurred at 5:26 Saturday morning.