TRAFFIC ALERT: Fatal crash on Big Island closes Highway 11 in Mountain View

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - One person has died following a two-car crash Wednesday afternoon in the Mountain View area of Hawaii island.

The head-on accident occurred on Highway 11 near the 13th mile marker. According to initial reports, at least six people were injured, but the extent of their injuries is not immediately known. One person died at the Hilo Medical Center, police say.

Authorities are on scene to investigate and direct traffic. The area is expected to be closed for several hours.

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