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Semi slams into tree in Waipio

WAIPIO (HawaiiNewsNow) – A semi-truck crashed into a tree Wednesday morning on Ka Uka Boulevard, causing major traffic headaches but no serious injuries. Police say the driver was finishing his route when he fell asleep, crossed into the median and struck the tree. The accident happened just after 5:00 AM.

Two lanes of Ka Uka were closed for around two-and-a-half hours while fire crews used chain saws to break up pieces of the tree, which was scattered all over the roadway.

The driver was reported to be shaken up, but not seriously injured. Police say that he was only 100 feet away from his destination when the crash occurred.

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