MOUNTAIN VIEW, Hawaii – At least two people are dead after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole in Mountain View on Wednesday.
It happened just before 4 p.m. on North Glenwood Road, about a quarter mile from Highway 11.
UPDATE – 8:45 a.m. (Thursday) – Police report the 1999 Honda CRV multi-purpose vehicle, driven by Patrick W. Agcalon of Mountain View, was traveling east on North Glenwood Road when it ran off the roadway and struck a utility pole and a tree.
Both Agcalon and his male passenger, who police have not yet identified pending notification of the next of kin, died on scene. Police say the passenger was wearing his seatbelt, but Agcalon was not. Police believe that speed and alcohol were both factors in this crash.
Fire crews responding from the Volcano district described the scene in a dispatch:
|M19 first on scene of one car MVA, vehicle on its side off roadway, pinned against a tree. Power pole was completely sheared, and held up by electrical lines. Found 2 male occupants pinned inside the vehicle, the first occupant was unresponsive with agonal respirations, the second occupant was an obvious DOA.HFD units on scene, extrication of occupants utilizing hydraulic power tools. First occupant extricated, EKG applied, showing asystole in all three leads and without signs of life. Decided to wait for safer position of vehicle before extricating 2nd occupant. Vehicle turned upright by tow truck and occupant extricated. HPD and Helco on scene, roadway blocked in both directions. Scene turned over to HPD.|
Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a negligent homicide and coroner’s inquest investigation and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.