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Waipahu man arrested in traffic death case


Police arrested a 21-year-old Waipahu man Friday night at the Queen’s Medical Center for the death of a 22-year-old man resulting from a Pearl City crash Thursday morning.

Police arrested the man 8:30 p.m. Friday on suspicion of first-degree negligent homicide and driving without a license.

The crash occurred at 4:19 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Kuala and Acacia streets near the Pearl Highlands Center.

Paramedics took the 22-year-old male passenger in critical condition to the hospital, where he later died.

The 21-year-old driver was also taken to the hospital in serious condition after the car hit a pole.

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