One man found dead at the vehicle collision scene in Pepeekeo – Car Accident
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Police Department advised drivers to avoid Highway 19 at the 10-mile marker in Pepeekeo due to a vehicle accident on Saturday.
According to the Hawaii Fire Department, there was a two-car accident between two pickup trucks.
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Fire personnel said when they arrived at the scene they found one of the pickup trucks resting on the passenger side with the driver. The second vehicle had severe front-end damage with a single driver occupant.
One of the male patients was transported to Hilo Medical Center however the second patient was dead on arrival, said firefighters.
At around 4:30 p.m. police said the crash closed Highway 19 and required a detour of traffic for three hours. Traffic was being detoured through Old Mamalahoa Highway.