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Man dies, woman arrested after two-car collision near Punchbowl

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                                Emergency personnel respond to a fatal two-vehicle crash at Prospect and Alapai streets in Makiki early this morning.
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Emergency personnel respond to a fatal two-vehicle crash at Prospect and Alapai streets in Makiki early this morning.

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                                Honolulu police investigate a fatal two-car crash at the intersection of Prospect and Alapai streets early this morning.
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Honolulu police investigate a fatal two-car crash at the intersection of Prospect and Alapai streets early this morning.

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                                Honolulu firefighters, police and Emergency Medical Services personnel respond to a fatal two-vehicle crash at Prospect and Alapai streets in Makiki early this morning.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Honolulu firefighters, police and Emergency Medical Services personnel respond to a fatal two-vehicle crash at Prospect and Alapai streets in Makiki early this morning.

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Emergency personnel respond to a fatal two-vehicle crash at Prospect and Alapai streets in Makiki early this morning.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu police investigate a fatal two-car crash at the intersection of Prospect and Alapai streets early this morning.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu firefighters, police and Emergency Medical Services personnel respond to a fatal two-vehicle crash at Prospect and Alapai streets in Makiki early this morning.

A 59-year-old male motorist was killed in a two-vehicle collision early Saturday morning in the Makiki area after another vehicle tried to overtake him, according to the Honolulu Police Department.

First responders arrived near the intersection of Prospect and Alapai streets after the crash between two single-occupant SUVs was reported at around 2:30 a.m.

A 59-year-old man who was driving a tan Toyota 4-Runner was pronounced dead at the scene, and a 35-year-old woman who was behind the wheel of a silver Acura was injured but in stable condition. The woman was able to exit the vehicle on her own, according to the Honolulu Fire Department, which sent crews to the crash scene, and Honolulu Emergency Medical Services reported that she refused treatment from paramedics.

Police said the woman was driving eastbound on Iolani Avenue at “a high rate of speed” and attempted to overtake the other vehicle, side-swiping the Toyota SUV in the process. As a result of the collision, the male motorist lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a tree, police said.

HPD indicated that speed and alcohol appeared to be contributing factors in the crash.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and first-degree negligent homicide.

Authorities had yet to release the name of the man who was killed in the wreck. He is Oahu’s second traffic fatality so far this year compared to three at the same time in 2022.

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