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1 pedestrian dead, 2 others injured in Chinatown crash


    One woman died today in a crash involving a pedestrian in Chinatown.


    Police investigate a fatal pedestrian crash on Beretania Street today in Chinatown.


    Traffic backs up on Beretania Street at Bishop Street in downtown Honolulu after police shut down all lanes of Beretania due to a fatal pedestrian accident this afternoon.

One woman died and two other people were injured today in a crash involving three pedestrians in Chinatown.

Police said the driver who caused the crash, a 56-year-old woman, was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. The woman also told police she was taking medication for seizures, police said.

Police reports said the incident happened about 3:10 p.m. on Beretania Street near Maunakea Street and closed all lanes on Beretania.

An Emergency Medical Services report said an elderly woman, who was a pedestrian, died at the scene. A woman in her 60s or 70s, who was also a pedestrian, was treated and taken to a hospital in critical condition, the report said.

The third pedestrian, a man in his 70s, was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Paramedics also treated three people in a vehicle that the suspect also hit and took the patients — a 42-year-old woman, an 8-year-old girl, and a 14-year-old boy — to a hospital in stable condition.

Beretania was completely closed from Maunakea Street to River Street for about two hours.

All lanes were reopened by 5:41 p.m.

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