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Second driver killed in South Hilo crash is identified

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 06:00 p.m. HST, Oct 23, 2012

Hawaii County police have identified Frank Rosol, 65, of Hakalau, as the second man who died Sunday night in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 19 near Onomea in the South Hilo District.

Police said Rosol was the driver of a northbound pickup truck that crossed the center line and collided head-on with a southbound Cadillac Escalade driven by Miles T. Nakanishi, 61, of Hilo. Police released Nakanishi’s name Monday.

Nakanishi and Rosol were dead at the scene. The accident happened about 7 p.m.

The passengers in the Cadillac — two women, ages 60 and 80, a 6-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl — were injured. The children were flown to the Queen’s Medical Center and Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Hono­lulu in critical condition. The women were in serious condition at Hilo Medical Center.

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