Man Pulled From Burning Van Identified, Death Ruled An Accident - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Man Pulled From Burning Van Identified, Death Ruled An Accident

By Minna Sugimoto

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- A man who was pulled from a burning van in Kalihi Thursday died from smoke inhalation. The Honolulu Medical Examiner is classifying his death as an accident.

Firefighters found 50-year-old Robert Buettner slumped over in the driver's seat of the burning van and pulled him out. He died at the Queen's Medical Center.

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