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Paauilo Fatality

Situation Found at Scene:

Head-on type collision involving 3 vehicles. 4 door sedan vs dump truck towing a flat bed trailer and a SUV. Occupant of sedan ejected from vehicle and pinned under the flat bed trailer (Dead On Arrival).


Paauilo at about the 36 mile marker, a 4 door sedan heading South, crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a dump truck heading North. A SUV that was following the sedan heading South was also involved suffering minor damage. The occupant of the sedan was ejected and pinned under the flat bed trailer that the dump truck was towing (Dead On Arrival). The driver of the dump truck was treated and released at scene. Two occupants of the SUV had no injuries. Traffic was re-routed thru Hauola and Pohakea Rd.

UPDATE (Media Release):

A man died following a three-vehicle crash this morning (June 7) in Paʻauilo.

His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of his family.

Responding to a 9:04 a.m. call, police determined that a sedan was traveling Hilo bound on Highway 19, passing the 37 mile marker when it crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Kenworth dump truck head on. Upon impact, the sedan was pushed backward into the path of a 2016 Jeep Wrangler which was also heading Hilo bound.

The driver of the sedan was taken to the Hilo Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The occupants of the dump truck and Jeep received minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Clarence Acob at 961-2293. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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