4 Injured One Dead in Honomu Accident Involving Propane Truck


Found at Scene: on 9/2, a passenger vehicle collided head on with Gas Co tanker vehicle. Tanker upside down, with cab on fire; driver self extricated. Passenger vehicle with severe damage, 1 30’s female occupant pronounced dead at scene. 3 other passengers and Gas Co truck driver transported to HMC in various conditions.


Remarks: Approximately 1750 gallons of liquid propane on board tanker truck, which caught fire and was venting from the tank. Due to the large volume of liquid propane (1 gal of liquid propane = roughly 50 cu feet of propane gas at ambient scene temperatures), the fire is still burning as of this writing at 2200 hrs on 9/3: 32 hours now. The tank is being cooled by water applied by HFD personnel. The Gas Co is on scene, as well as HFD HazMat company.

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