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Hawai’i: Shelby Ho’okahi Death | Obituary

28-year-old Shelby Ho’okahi of Kailua-Kona was killed in a fatal head-on collision, Wednesday morning on Kaukini Highway.

Ho‘okahi was reportedly traveling south in a brown Kia Optima with her 3-year-daughter in the car. According to Hawai‘i County Police, Ho‘okahi crossed the double solid yellow lines and struck a black Lexus SUV traveling north, driven by a 65-year-old woman.

Ho‘okahi was taken to Kona Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 6:30 a.m. Her daughter was treated and later released.

Preliminary report determined that Ho‘okahi was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.