Accident on Mamalahoa Highway in North Kona leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Glenn Honda | |

NORTH KONA, HI – The Hawaii Police Department said one person was killed and another injured in a single-vehicle crash on Mamalahoa Highway in North Kona on Tuesday afternoon.

In a news release, police said their investigation found that the driver of a 2014 Kia Sorento traveling south shortly before 12:23 p.m. had crossed over the solid white fog line near the 31.5 marker and drove off the right shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle then went down an embankment and overturned.

A passenger was pronounced dead after being taken to the Kona Community Hospital. He was identified as 78-year-old Jeffrey Lawrence Gross of Papaikou. The driver of the Kia, a 48-year-old woman from Papaikou, was transported to the same hospital for treatment.

The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit is investigating the accident, which police said was the 17th traffic fatality this year compared to 8 at this time last year.

The dedicated legal team at the Recovery Law Center is here to help you through the legal process if you have been involved in a car crash. A skilled Hawaii car accident lawyer can fight for the compensation you deserve while you focus on recovering from your injuries. To learn more about how we can assist you, call us at (808) 427-3088 or visit our contact page to arrange a free consultation.


Glenn T. Honda

For over 29 years, attorney Glenn Honda has helped people injured in accidents throughout Hawaii get the best outcome for their case, whether it’s maximizing their settlement, or balancing costs and risks vs. putting the whole experience behind them. As the founding attorney of the Recovery Law Center, he is passionate about helping his clients with their physical, emotional and financial recovery. Mr. Honda will fight to get you coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property and other costs related to your accident.

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