HONOLULU (KHON2) — First responders were dispatched to an accident on Kamehameha Highway after a reported motor vehicle collision that hospitalized two people on Wednesday.
According to the Honolulu Police Department, the incident involved only a Honda Sport Utility Vehicle that was heading eastbound on Kamehameha Highway. The vehicle was being driven by a 78-year-old who had a 78-year-old female passenger.
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The Honda struck a rail transit concrete as it veered towards the center median at the east of McGrew Loop.
According to Emergency Medical Services, after the collision, the driver was in serious condition, and his female passenger was in critical condition.
However, the female passenger’s condition had worsened and she was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police further stated that speed, drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors that contributed to the crash.
This traffic fatality is the 36th one of this year. At the same time last year, there were 34.
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There is an ongoing investigation.