KAWAIHAE, Hawaii – An overturned fuel tanker has closed Kawaihae Road in both directions at the 64-mile marker, reports the Hawaii County Police Department.
UPDATE (4:30 p.m.) Police are now saying the crash was fatal. From a police media release:
Authorities say the road will remain closed indefinitely while Fire Department personnel assess the hazard. Motorists are advised to use Waikoloa Road or Kohala Mountain Road until further notice.
Hawaii County Civil Defense also issued an audio alert concerning the incident, which can be hear by clicking in the video window above.