Tourist fatality was Canadian woman, 43
The city Department of the Medical Examiner has identified a 43-year-old Canadian woman who died Thursday after she became ill while she and her son were swimming off the Waianae Coast.
At about 1:41 p.m., police said, Sherry Kerr and her 12-year-old son were swimming with dolphins along the Leeward Coast when she became ill after being in the water for five minutes. Kerr, a single parent, was taken to St. Francis Medical Center-West, where she was pronounced dead at 2:29 p.m. Her son returned home. An autopsy was performed on Kerr, but results are still pending.
Passenger badly hurt in crash of stolen car
A man driving a stolen car lost control and struck a guardrail while speeding on Moanalua Freeway near the Red Hill offramp early yesterday, seriously injuring his back-seat passenger, police said.
The passenger, whose age and gender were not available, was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition after the crash, which happened just after midnight.
The driver and a front-seat passenger fled on foot before police arrived.
The accident happened after the suspect, driving a 2001 Nissan Maxima, apparently lost control and drifted toward the right shoulder. When the suspect attempted to correct his course, he spun in a clockwise direction and struck a guardrail.
Police said the rear-seat passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. The driver and the front-seat passenger were wearing seat belts, police said.
H-1 paintball attacks lead to arrests of boys
Police arrested three boys Saturday after they allegedly used paintball guns to shoot at passing cars traveling on the H-1 freeway in Kalihi.
At about 8:21 p.m., police said, a 51-year-old man was traveling west on the freeway near the Ola Lane overpass when something hit the right front window of his vehicle.
The driver then felt something strike his shoulder.
The victim stopped on the shoulder of the freeway and discovered his vehicle was struck with paintballs. Police said seven other vehicles on the freeway were also struck.
Patrol officers responded and located three boys -- ages 14, 16 and 17 -- in the area with paintball guns and ammunition.
The three suspects were arrested on suspicion of first-degree criminal property damage and second-degree reckless endangering.
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By Star-Bulletin staff