Woman, 64, dies after Hilo hit-and-run

Might 14—A 64-calendar year-aged pedestrian who was critically hurt soon after a sport utility car or truck hit her in Wednesday’s strike-and-run in Hilo has died.

The pedestrian, recognized as Carrie Ikawa, died at Queen’s Professional medical Heart Thursday afternoon, the Hawaii Police Department. An autopsy is scheduled to be done to figure out the precise induce of loss of life.

Police have reclassified the situation to a negligent murder investigation from a negligent injuries investigation.

The hit-and-run transpired in the location of Ululani and Hualalai streets just just before 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Ikawa was outdoors of her parked auto, a 2018 Ford pickup truck, on Hualalai Avenue when a 2013 Ford Explorer touring north on the roadway struck her, police reported.

Ikawa sustained a number of injuries and was taken in significant problem to Hilo Healthcare Heart. Police mentioned she was medevaced to Queen’s the place she died at 1 :46 p.m. Thursday.

Law enforcement experienced contacted the owner of the Ford Explorer and recovered the vehicle.

This is the 16th targeted visitors-related fatality on Hawaii island this 12 months as opposed to 9 at the very same time last 12 months.

Law enforcement check with everyone who may well have witnessed the crash to make contact with Sgt. Jeremy Riddle at 808-961-2391 or email Jeremy.Riddle @hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who like to remain nameless might get in touch with Criminal offense Stoppers at 808-961-8300.