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Medical Examiner identifies 1 of 2 victims in Kunia crash

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 08:10 a.m. HST, Jan 03, 2011


A 42-year-old woman killed in a five-vehicle crash on Kunia Road Saturday night was identified as Jennifer Parsons, 42, of Waianae.

Police said Parsons was driving a 1992 Mercury sedan that was struck by a speeding 2007 Mitsubishi sedan, setting off a series of crashes.

Parsons was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of an 11-year-old boy who died after being ejected from the Mitsubishi has not yet been released.

Six other people were injured in the crash. Three other teenage boys in the Mitsubishi — ages 19, 17, and 14 — were taken to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition.

The 21-year-old man driving the Mitsubishi, a 32-year-old woman driving a silver 2006 Lexus, and the 26-year-old driver of a silver 2010 Nissan pickup truck also went to the hospital in serious condition.

Four people in a fifth car — a 48-year-old Wahiawa man and four female passengers, ages 29, 4, and three months — were not injured. That car, a gray 1994 Nissan sedan, was behind the Mercury. It veered into an embankment after the first crash and was struck by debris, police said.

Honolulu police Sgt. Alan Vegas, said the Mitsubishi and Lexus were "driving erratically and at a high rate of speed" towards Wahiawa when the Mitsubishi crossed into the opposite lane and struck Parsons' Mercury sedan at an angle.

The Lexus also struck the Mercury, veered right, lost control and spun into the Waipahu-bound lanes where it collided with the 2010 Nissan pickup truck.

The crash happened at 6:55 p.m. Saturday night just south of Kunia Drive.

 






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