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Victims in fiery crash in Ewa identified

  • COURTESY CHALEI MALIA MCKEE

    Joshua deGuzman and Kassandra Kim

  • ROSEMARIE BERNARDO / RBERNARDO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Angela and Ernesto Tuazon held a photo of their son, Ryan.

  • ROSEMARIE BERNARDO / RBERNARDO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The scene of last night’s crash on Farrington Highway.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    At least three people died after a speeding vehicle traveling west bound on Farrington Hwy, near Old Fort Weaver Rd, rolled and crashed into a rail pillar on Thursday evening in Ewa. The vehicle caught fire and incinerated the occupants who were pronounced dead on the scene. Pictured is the vehicle being towed away on Farrington Hwy. after the investigation.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    At least three people died after a speeding vehicle traveling west bound on Farrington Hwy, near Old Fort Weaver Rd, rolled and crashed into a rail pillar on Thursday evening in Ewa. The vehicle caught fire and incinerated the occupants who were pronounced dead on the scene. Pictured is the vehicle resting on its roof.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    At least three people died after a speeding vehicle traveling west bound on Farrington Hwy, near Old Fort Weaver Rd, rolled and crashed into a rail pillar on Thursday evening in Ewa. The vehicle caught fire and incinerated the occupants who were pronounced dead on the scene. Pictured are HFD firefighters removing the remains of the occupants from the car.

A family member identified the three people who died in a single-car crash in Ewa as Ryan Tuazon, Joshua deGuzman and deGuzman’s girlfriend, Kassandra Kim.

At about 8 p.m. Thursday, a 2010 Scion was traveling westbound on the highway when it lost control and flipped over. Police said the vehicle struck a concrete pillar that supports the rail guideway.

The car burst into flames upon impact.

Honolulu police Lt. Andre Peters said, “The whole interior of the vehicle is gutted.”

Police said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control, and the car likely struck the curb along Farrington Highway just west of Old Fort Weaver Road, before flipping over and crashing into a concrete support pillar for the rail guideway.

The mangled car landed on its roof, with its tires in the air, on a grassy area on the mauka side of the roadway.

The victims in the crash were so badly charred that emergency responders initially could not say whether they were male or female, police said.

Peters said because of the rail project, the roadway had been closed along Farrington Highway, and had just recently reopened.

Tuazon and deGuzman, both 27, and Kim were pronounced dead at the scene.

Kim and deGuzman have a 9-month old son.

These are the 23rd, 24th and 25th traffic-related fatalities on Oahu compared to 28 at the same time last year.

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