Man killed, 3 others seriously injured in Thanksgiving night crash on Likelike Highway

Man killed, 3 others seriously injured in Thanksgiving night crash on Likelike Highway
A 74-year-old man died after his vehicle overturned on Likelike Highway, authorities said. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 74-year-old man was killed and three other people were seriously injured in a Thanksgiving night crash on Likelike Highway in Kalihi, officials said.

The crash happened just after 8 p.m. near the intersection with Kamehameha IV Road.

According to Honolulu police, a 33-year-old man driving a Toyota sedan was heading northbound on Likelike Highway and had stopped at the intersection of Kamehameha IV Road to let a Honolulu Fire Department truck pass.

That fire truck was responding to a different incident at the time.

Meanwhile, a 74-year-old man, who was driving a Honda SUV, was also heading northbound on the Likelike Highway. Police said he tried to avoid the Toyota and ended up clipping the vehicle’s rear end. That caused the Honda to overturn.

Paramedics said the driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene.

The three passengers in the Honda — all women ages 41, 66 and 94 — were transported to the hospital in serious condition, according to police. Their conditions have since improved.

The driver of the Toyota and his two passengers were not injured.

Details on what caused the crash remain under investigation.

Speed does not appear to be a factor, and it’s not clear if drugs or alcohol were involved.

This is the 47th traffic death this year compared to 59 at the same time last year.

This story will be updated.

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