HONOLULU (KHON2) — A traffic accident prompted the closure of Likelike Highway Kaneohe bound between Kono Street and Kamehameha IV Road.
It happened on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 28, around 8:08 p.m.
The Honolulu Fire Department responded to the scene with four units and 14 personnel at 8:10 p.m. and found an overturned vehicle.
According to fire officials, there were seven people and two cars involved in the incident. Emergency Medical Services confirmed the fatality of a 74-year-old man.
Police say a Toyota sedan driven by a 33-year-old male, came to a stop while on the northbound lane of Likelike Highway, waiting for a Honolulu Fire Department truck to clear the intersection at Kamehameha IV Road.
HFD was responding to an unrelated emergency call with its lights and siren activated.
A Honda SUV driven by a 74-year-old male, also traveling northbound on Likelike Highway, tried to avoid the Toyota sedan and clipped the vehicle’s rear end. The impact caused the Honda vehicle to overturn.
The operator of the Toyota sedan and its two occupants were uninjured and remained at the scene.
The operator of the Honda SUV succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene. The three occupants of the Honda vehicle, all females ages 41, 66, and 94, were transported to an area hospital in serious condition. Their conditions later improved.
Speed does not appear to be a factor in this collision. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors.
This is the 47th Traffic Fatality this year compared to 59 in 2018.
This investigation is ongoing.