PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Police on the Big Island say officers have shot and killed a woman who rammed a stolen vehicle into them.

Police say Puna patrol officers were conducting routine beat checks early Friday when they saw a Toyota 4-Runner parked on a dirt trail near the ocean.

As officers were exiting their Chevy Tahoe, the 4-Runner suddenly reversed quickly and rammed the front end of the police SUV, knocking one officer out of the vehicle.

Officers first noticed the SUV on a dirt trail near the ocean.

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Police say the 4-Runner rammed the police vehicle numerous times. Three officers fired at and into the 4-Runner, killing the 26-year-old woman driving it.

A 22-year-old woman in the passenger’s seat wasn’t injured.

Police say the 4-Runner was reported stolen Sunday in Hilo.

The officers are now on administrative leave.

There have been several fatal shootings involving police officers in Hawaii recently.

Honolulu officers have shot and killed six people since June.

And a Hawaii County police officer was fatally shot in July.

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