Woman Dies in Traffic Accident

A 69-year-old Molokai woman died yesterday in a motor vehicle accident involving a motorized scooter and a van in Kaunakakai, according to police. A preliminary investigation indicated that the van hit the rear of the scooter. The woman operating the scooter, who has not yet been named by police, was taken to Molokai General Hospital, where she later died. The van driver, a 60-year-old man from Kaunakakai, was not injured, the police reported stated.

The accident occurred about 2:20 p.m. May 9, while both drivers were traveling east on Kamehameha V Highway near Kapaakea Loop.

The accident remains under investigation, and it is currently unknown if speed or alcohol were factors.


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