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Alcohol was suspected to be a factor in a roll-over incident that killed one man and injured two others at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park this weekend on Hawaii island, park officials said.

The driver, a 43-year-old Pahoa man, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and was taken to Hilo Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, the park said in a news release.

At about 9 p.m. Sunday, three men were in a white Toyota Tacoma pickup heading Kau-bound when it rolled over near the 33-mile marker on Highway 11, the release said.

All three occupants were ejected. A 48-year-old man was pinned beneath the truck and pronounced dead at the scene. A 53-year-old man was taken to the Hilo Medical Center for treatment.

The names of the suspect and the victim were withheld pending an investigation and notification of next of kin.

It was the park’s second traffic fatality this year.

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