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1 dead, 3 injured in Kaimuki crash

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:36 p.m. HST, Oct 28, 2011

Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in a traffic accident in Kaimuki overnight that killed an 18-year-old woman and sent three other teenagers to the hospital, police said this morning.

Friends identified the woman as Tayler Pangan-Fergerstrom, who was originally from Molokai and attending college on Oahu.

The four teenagers were traveling downhill on Kilauea Avenue in a 2000 Chevy Tracker sports utility vehicle at about 12:45 a.m. when the 18-year-old Honolulu woman driving the SUV lost control, hit the right curb and slammed into the metal guardrail in front of Kaimuki Intermediate School at 19th Avenue, police said.

Paramedics took  19-year-old man from Hilo and a 19-year-old California man to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition. An 18-year-old Arizona man, who was in the front seat, went to Kuakini Medical Center in stable condition.

Police said the woman was trapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

It is not known if the teenagers were wearing seat belts. Rain fell in Kaimuki overnight and the roads were wet.

Police closed Kilauea Avenue between 18th and 20th avenues as officers from the Traffic Division investigated the crash. The road reopened at about 4:30 a.m.

This was the 47th traffic death this year compared to 50 fatalities on Oahu at the same time last year.


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Publicbraddah wrote:
Speed and alcohol will do it every time. You can preach until you're blue in the face and have all kinds of laws making it illegal but there will always be those who will not get it. Unfortunate that sometimes they take innocent lives with them. Unfortunate also that this story will be repeated time and again.
on October 28,2011 | 07:15AM
cojef wrote:
No medicine for lo lo.s. Agree no amount of preaching from the pulpit, the police, or the nespapers seems to work. I guess when your number comes up, you gotta go. BAd karma.
on October 28,2011 | 09:48AM
FrankieT wrote:
What a sad state of affairs and loss of life. Come on people!
on October 28,2011 | 07:54AM
LizKauai wrote:
God Bless! Heavenly consolation to the families and friends.
on October 28,2011 | 12:08PM
alohadudenyc wrote:
Keeping everyone in thoughts and prayers.
on October 28,2011 | 12:47PM
olos73 wrote:
All under 21. Not yet legal to drink. If the driver was drunk, just another lesson for young adults.
on October 28,2011 | 12:58PM
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