Driver killed, passenger injured in high-speed crash on Daniel K. Inouye Highway

Glenn Honda | |

HILO, HI – One person was killed and another injured in a car accident on Daniel K. Inouye Highway in Hilo late Thursday night, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Officers responded to the scene after the incident occurred at 11:10 p.m.  An investigation found the driver of a 2003 Toyota sedan was headed east on the highway at a high rate of speed and overtook a vehicle between the 18 and 19 mile marker.  The driver lost control while negotiating a curve on the wet roadway and crossed into the westbound shoulder, where the car rolled over several times.

The driver, a 30-year-old Pāhoa man, was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at Hilo Medical Center.  He was not wearing a seat belt, police said. His passenger, a 26-year-old man from Kea‘au, was transported to Hilo Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening and is listed in stable condition.

Speed is believed to have been a contributing factor in the crash.


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Glenn T. Honda

For over 29 years, attorney Glenn Honda has helped people injured in accidents throughout Hawaii get the best outcome for their case, whether it’s maximizing their settlement, or balancing costs and risks vs. putting the whole experience behind them. As the founding attorney of the Recovery Law Center, he is passionate about helping his clients with their physical, emotional and financial recovery. Mr. Honda will fight to get you coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property and other costs related to your accident.


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