A community mourns: Waikoloa girl, 13, killed in alleged DUI crash

  • Waikoloa Village resident Laura Watts places a shell lei on a fire hydrant Friday at the scene of Thursday evening's fatal crash that killed 13-year-old Augustina James, a student at Waikoloa Middle School. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

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  • On Friday, a pair of shoes remained at the site of the crash. A woman who said the girl was her niece collected them Friday breaking into tears before leaving the scene. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • According to police, a southbound black 2007 Honda Accord four-door sedan driven by 21-year-old Waikoloa resident Jaychris Romer apparently drove off the mauka side of the roadway struck the juveniles. After striking the teens and a transformer filled with 20 to 30 gallons of oil, the vehicle rolled over several times into a vacant lot. The debris field stretched some 200 feet from the sidewalk. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • The girl, whom police identified Friday evening as Augustina James, a student at Waikoloa Middle School, was walking with a teenage boy on the mauka sidewalk of Iwikuamo’o Drive around 6:30 p.m. Thursday when the crash occurred in the Kamakoa Nui subdivision, not far from Kamakoa Nui Park. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Lei adorn a fire hydrant at the scene of a Thursday evening crash that killed a 13-year-old girl in Waikoloa Village. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

A South Kohala community is mourning the death of a 13-year-old pedestrian killed in a crash involving a suspected drunken driver Thursday evening in Waikoloa Village.