(BIVN) – One person was killed and two others injured in a Highway 19 car collision near Paauilo on Saturday afternoon.
Firefighters report the crash occurred just before 4 p.m. at about the 34 mile marker on the Hawaii Belt Road in Hamakua.
The fire department says a 4-door sedan was heading north when it hydro-planed and crossed the centerline of the highway. The sedan collided with a pick up truck headed south.
The occupant of the sedan was ejected from vehicle, and found dead about 25 feet away from the car.
2 occupants from the pick up truck had minor injuries, firefighters say. One man was treated and transported and the other was released at the scene.
We will have more information when it becomes available.