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Laupahoehoe man dies of crash injuries

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A 23-year-old Hawaii island man died Wednesday at the Queen’s Medical Center, where he was taken after the car he was driving was hit by a tractor-trailer last month in Hamakua.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to find the cause of death for Michael T. Moore of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii County Police said in a news release.

Moore was driving south on Hawaii Belt Road near the 23-mile marker June 19 when a Toyota pickup truck, also traveling south, crossed the centerline and sideswiped a tractor-trailer traveling north, causing the tractor-trailer to cross into the southbound lane and collide with Moore’s car.

Ocean users hospitalized in 2 Oahu cases

A 20-year-old stand-up paddleboarder was brought to shore unresponsive Thursday at White Plains Beach.

Emergency Medical Services personnel said the woman was in critical condition. Paramedics transported her to an emergency room. The incident occurred at about 9:45 a.m.

Also Thursday, paramedics transported a 30-year-old man in critical condition to a hospital after an apparent near drowning in Wakiki. Ocean Safety personnel brought the man to shore shortly after 11 a.m. in an area fronting Kalakaua Avenue, near Kapahulu Avenue, and initiated CPR.

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