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1 man killed, 2 others injured in H-2 collision; northbound lanes reopened

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One man was killed and two others injured this morning in a traffic accident involving four vehicles that closed all H-2 freeway northbound lanes before the Ka Uka Boulevard off-ramp for several hours Wednesday.

The accident occurred around 9:21 a.m., about a half-mile after the off-ramp, according to Emergency Medical Services. Paramedics transported one man, 26, in critical condition and two others — ages 65 and 41 — in serious condition to the hospital.

According to police, four vehicles total were involved.

A green 2001 Toyota Tundra driven by a 30-year-old man was traveling northbound on H-2, when it swerved to avoid a collision with a white 2015 Isuzu commercial truck in the right shoulder lane merging back into traffic.

The Toyota Tundra lost control and collided with a Peterbilt dump truck, and then an orange 2018 Honda fit. The Tundra’s passenger was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, and later died from his injuries.

The drivers of the Peterbilt and Honda Fit were taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Police said speed may have been a factor in the collision, but that alcohol and drugs do not appear to be involved. No arrests have been made in the incident, so far. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Traffic was rerouted to Kamehameha Highway.

H-2 northbound was reopened in the early afternoon, according to police.

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