Police, Fire, Courts

By Star-Bulletin Staff


Award ceremonies for Hawaii's Best, a poll voted on by the readers of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Midweek, were held Friday during the Star of Honolulu's sunset dinner cruise. Star-Bulletin publisher Frank Teskey, left, Burton White and Matt James of the Hawaii Theatre and Midweek publisher Ron Nagasawa took part in one of the presentations. Hawaii Theatre was chosen by readers as the best for live theater.

Police, Fire, Courts


By Star-Bulletin staff


Kaneohe woman dies in Pali 1-car crash

A 24-year-old Kaneohe woman died in a one-car crash on the Pali Highway early yesterday morning.

Police said the victim, who was not identified, was driving town-bound on the Pali Highway in her blue four-door Toyota near Nuuanu Pali Drive at about 2:20 a.m. when she hit a metal guardrail.

Police said the car then veered across both lanes of the highway and hit the raised dirt shoulder of the road. The driver was ejected. The car then overturned onto the driver. She was pinned until rescue workers freed her.

The driver, who was alone in the car and not wearing seat belts, died at the Queen's Medical Center.

Police are still investigating and have not determined if speed or alcohol were factors. Police said there was a light rain at the time of the accident.


Pickup driver killed in Big Island collision

One person died in a two-vehicle crash yesterday morning in Waikoloa, Big Island police reported.

Police were called to the crash site at the 19-mile marker of Highway 190 at 10:55 a.m., a department spokeswoman said.

Killed was the driver of a white Ford pickup. Four people in a white Dodge van were injured and taken to the North Hawaii Community Hospital.

A hospital spokesman said last night that a child was in its intensive care unit and a woman was airlifted to Queens Medical Center for treatment.

Further details about the wreck and identification of those involved was not available last night.

Firefighters battle brush fire on Molokai

Molokai firefighters were battling a brush fire on Laau Point that ignited about 1 p.m. yesterday, said Maui County Assistant Fire Chief David Kamalani.

Twenty-five firefighters, the majority of Molokai's force, fought the fire with assistance from two water-bucket helicopters from Maui, Kamalani said.

Windy, dry conditions have contributed to the spread of several brush fires since Tuesday, he said.

"At least 1,000 acres have been burned in five different locations on the island," Kamalani said.


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