Fatal three-vehicle collision leads to the closure of Waikoloa Road (Highway 191) Friday evening (February 28th).
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to the scene of a fatal three vehicle collision on Waikoloa Road (Highway 191) in Waikoloa Friday evening (February 28th).
The initial call came in at 7:00 pm Friday evening and HFD crews from the Waikoloa and South Kohala Fire Stations along with HPD officers from the South Kohala Patrol and Traffic Enforcement (TEU) responded to the scene located near the 2-mile marker on Highway 191 in Waikoloa, South Kohala.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in from bystanders three vehicles (vehicles described as a Isuzu pickup truck, Jeep multi-purpose, and Mazada sedan) had collided on Highway 191 (Waikoloa Road) in the area 2-mile marker. One occupant (described as male in his 40's) was reported to be pinned in the pickup and other occupants/operators of the other vehicles had self-extricated and awaiting the arrival of emergency crews.
Once emergency crews arrived on scene, HFD personnel immediately worked to extricate the male occupant from the pickup truck and also began an medical assessment and treatment on one operator (described as a female in her 30's). The female was then later transported by HFD Medics to the Queen's North Hawaii Community Hospital in serious condition. Once HFD crews had the male extricated from the vehicle and immediately began life-saving measures shortly thereafter. However, HFD crews later declared the male DOA (Dead On Arrival) at the scene. Occupant/operator of the other vehicle was treated and release at the scene.
Once the determination was made, HPD officers immediately closed down Waikoloa Road to all traffic between Lua Kula Street and Queen Kaahumanu Highway while TEU officers began their investigation into the crash.
Waikoloa Road (Highway 191) was later reopened to all traffic at 10:24 pm Friday evening.
This is the sixth fatal traffic collision to occur on Hawaii Island for 2020.