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Kamehameha Highway reopened following utility pole crash

Damages to the SUV Damages to the SUV
Honolulu police at the scene of the crash. Honolulu police at the scene of the crash.
The 34-year-old woman driving the SUV was not seriously injured. The 34-year-old woman driving the SUV was not seriously injured.
Traffic backed up on Kamehameha Highway Traffic backed up on Kamehameha Highway
SUV flipped on its side following utility pole crash SUV flipped on its side following utility pole crash

HALEIWA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police have reopened Kamehameha Highway following an early morning vehicle crash in Haleiwa.

According to officials, the incident happened at about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday when an SUV slammed into a utility pole at Joseph P. Leong Bypass near Police Beach.

Police say the 34-year-old female who was operating the vehicle fell asleep at the wheel.

The highway was closed in both directions, but was reopened just after 7:15 a.m.

According to EMS officials, the woman driving the SUV refused treatment at the scene. No serious injuries were reported.

About 500 customers were initially without power following the crash. Hawaiian Electric Company crews have now restored power to all but 10 customers in the area.

According to HECO, crews will be working all day on the pole damaged.

We'll have more information as it becomes available.

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