HONOLULU (KHON2) — First responders said a patient was found dead at the scene of a vehicle accident on Kunia Road Thursday morning.
According to the Honolulu Police Department, the accident involved two vehicles and prompted a road closure from the Kunia Post Office to Kunia Camp.
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Roads have since been reopened but police say a woman and a 20-year-old driver were hospitalized in serious condition.
The incident occurred at around 6:40 a.m. when a Toyota truck operated by a 57-year-old man was turning onto Kunia Road and was struck by a Jaguar.
The driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene and his 51-year-old female front-seat passenger was in serious condition.
At this time, police believe that speed may have been a factor in the collision. But it is unknown if drugs and alcohol were factors that contributed to the incident.
On Oahu, this was the 34th traffic fatality this year. At the same time in 2021, there were 33.