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Six injured in fiery Kona truck crash

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Two people were hospitalized Monday after a gravel truck overturned and burst into flames on the Big Island. The accident happened near the intersection of Hulikoa Drive and Queen Kaahumanu Highway north of Kailua-Kona around 1:00 PM. An eyewitness sent in these photos of a truck in flames.

Police say that a rental van carrying visitors from Japan turned into Hulikoa Street in front of the gravel truck. The truck, which was carrying 15 tons of gravel, swerved to avoid the van, but ended up striking the back of the van. The truck overturned and caught on fire.

The truck driver escaped and was taken to the hospital where he was listed in satisfactory condition. The van driver was also in satisfactory condition. The four van passengers were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.


Photo source: J. Ito via Connect Now

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