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Deputy sheriff and two people injured in crash after chase

By Rob Shikina

LAST UPDATED: 7:49 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2011

Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a brief high-speed chase by a deputy sheriff that ended in a crash near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

A Sheriffs Division supervisor said a deputy sheriff tried to stop a Honda Accord near Lagoon Drive and Aolele Street by Honolulu Airport about 6 p.m.

The car refused to stop and fled on H-1 freeway to the Hickam offramp at about 65 mph, the supervisor said. Where the road splits into the entrance for Hickam and Pearl Harbor at O'Malley Boulevard, the car hit the deputy's car, jumped a metal barrier, and ended up on its side against a utility pole across the street.

The deputy's vehicle came to rest against a concrete barrier. The supervisor said the deputy's airbag deployed and the deputy was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released. 

A man in his 20s and a woman who appeared to be in her 20s, who were the only occupants of the car, were also taken to the hospital. The man was in serious condition; the woman's condition was unknown.

Sheriffs were trying to determine if the car, which has two different license plates, was reported stolen.

The male driver could face felony charges along with offenses for fleeing a traffic stop and a major vehicle crash, the supervisor said.

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