Family members identify 2 victims in deadly vehicle crash in Nanakuli

A crash in Nanakuli sent a baby to the hospital in critical condition and left a man dead.
A crash in Nanakuli sent a baby to the hospital in critical condition and left a man dead.(Hawaii News Now)
Published: Nov. 5, 2019 at 6:25 AM HST
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WAIANAE, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Family members have identified two of the victims in a deadly vehicle crash in Nanakuli on Sunday night.

Relatives said 22-year-old Valorie Ventura was critically injured, along with her young daughter Diamond Rae.

They were passengers in a truck that hit a utility pole on Hakimo Road just before 11 p.m. Sunday.

Police said the 22-year-old male driver was headed north in a gray Chevrolet pickup truck when he lost control and plowed into a utility pole.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while two passengers were critically injured. It’s unknown if they were restrained.

Ventura’s condition has since improved to serious.

The identity of the driver hasn’t yet been released. It’s also unclear how he knew the two others in the vehicle.

Police said the traffic fatality is the 42nd so far on Oahu this year. Police are investigating if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

This story will be updated.

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