Five People Die in Highway 11 Crash South of Pahala

NEW DEVELOPMENT: Police say a 7-year-old boy has also died in this crash near Pahala. In all, five people were killed. (via Hawaii News Now Facebook page)

Picture from KITV's Facebook page

Picture from KITV’s Facebook page

Hawaii News Now reported:

Police and emergency crews on the Big Island are responding to a crash just south of Pahala Wednesday morning.  Reports from the crash scene are that four people were killed in the crash…

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The Hawaii Police Department released this Nixle alert awhile ago:

Highway 11 at the 54-mile marker (just south of Pahala) is closed to traffic in both directions due to a traffic accident. The road is expected to be closed for two hours or more.

1:45 Update:

Highway 11 remains closed in both directions at the 54-mile marker (just south of Pahala) and is expected to remain closed until at least 3 p.m. due to a traffic accident.

Update the StarAdvertiser has now reported the following:

Four people were killed and a child was critically injured today in a head-on vehicle collision near Pahala, a Hawaii County fire department official said.

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