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Loved ones identify woman killed in rollover SUV crash in Waipahu

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Published: Mar. 2, 2022 at 2:00 PM HST|Updated: Mar. 3, 2022 at 4:30 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A two-car crash in Waipahu on Wednesday afternoon left a 63-year-old woman dead and a man in serious condition.

Family members identified the woman as Gliceria Dela Cuesta.

Honolulu police said she was in a car with her 31-year-old son, who was driving, when he rear-ended another car being driven by a 74-year-old woman. That caused their SUV to rollover.

Dela Cuesta suffered serious head injuries and later died at the hospital.

Loved ones say Wednesday was her birthday.

The tragic crash happened just before 12:40 p.m. Cuesta’s son was taken to a hospital in serious condition. The elderly driver of the other vehicle involved suffered minor injuries.

Police said the two occupants in the SUV did not appear to be wearing seatbelts.

The traffic fatality is the 13th so far this year compared to nine at the same time last year.

Police said speed, drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.

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