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December 31, 2013
The Associated Press

Nanakuli collision kills 3, injures 5

HONOLULU - Police say speed and alcohol were likely involved in a head-on collision that killed three people and injured five others in Nanakuli.

Four people in a Honda Civic were going eastbound on Farrington Highway on Saturday night when it collided with a Nissan pickup truck, splitting it in half.

The passengers in the Honda died at the scene. They were a 1-1/2 -year-old girl, an 18-year-old woman and a man in his 30s. The Honda's driver was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

The toddler's uncle told Hawaii News Now the girl's father was behind the wheel of the Honda.

Four people in the pickup truck were taken to the hospital in serious condition.

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Man dies in Kauai traffic accident

HONOLULU - Honolulu authorities said a man died after his vehicle veered off the roadway on Kauai, struck a tree and fell down an embankment.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that a motorcyclist in the area said he heard cries for help coming from the embankment at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

According to authorities, the motorcyclist went to check and found the driver, who told him he had been stuck in his vehicle for several hours.

Authorities say the motorcyclist went to get cellphone reception to call for help. He called out to the man when he returned but got no response. Firefighters responding to the scene rappelled down the embankment and found that the driver of the crashed vehicle had died.

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Suspects sought in homeless man's death

HONOLULU - Honolulu police said that the investigation into an assault on a homeless man is now a murder investigation.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that authorities are looking for three suspects who attacked a 62-year-old homeless man Friday.

A Honolulu police spokeswoman said that the victim died after being hospitalized in critical condition.

The assault happened at about 3:10 a.m. Friday in the McCully area near the intersection of King and Punahou streets.

Authorities said that the assault occurred following some sort of argument.

This is the second time in a month that a homeless person in Honolulu has died following an attack. On Dec. 4, an 83-year-old homeless man was found unconscious and beaten in Chinatown. He was pronounced dead the next day.

Police arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with that attack.

 
 

 

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