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North Shore car fire shuts down stretch of Kamehameha Highway

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NORTH SHORE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A car fire on Kamehameha Highway and Paalaa Uka Pupukea Road killed one person on Monday, according to Emergency Medical Services officials.

Firefighters responded to the alarm at approximately 6:30 p.m. When they arrived on scene, the car was fully engulfed in flames and the victim's body was completely burned.

According to HFD, the car was traveling southbound when it hit a large metal pole. Prior to the fire, a bystander had checked on the male victim, who was pinned, but there was no pulse. 

The fire was under control at about 6:40 p.m.

Honolulu police have closed Kamehameha Highway in both directions from Kamananui to J.P. Leong Highway to investigate. City buses have also been rerouted.


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