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Man killed in Big Island crash

VOLCANO, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Fire officials on the Big Island say 48-year-old Edmund Carl Serrao of Hilo was killed Friday after the crash of a pickup truck inside the boundaries of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. His passenger, 19-year-old Kelsey Kelsom of Hilo, was transported to Hilo Medical Center.

It happened just before 7:15 AM near the 34 mile marker on Highway 11. The small Chevrolet pick-up truck was traveling towards Kau when it crossed the center line, hit a rock embankment and flipped over coming to rest in the opposite lane. Serrao was trapped inside the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fire officials suspect a mechanical failure may have led to the crash. An autopsy has been ordered. Park rangers are continuing to investigate the accident.

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