2 last victims of Pahala crash identified

Published On: Jan 30 2013 12:01:53 PM HST   Updated On: Jan 28 2013 03:48:37 PM HST

Taylor Family/Ballesteros Family

HILO, Hawaii -

Big Island police have identified the last two victims of a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday that killed five people on Highway 11 near Pahala.

The occupants of the 2002 Ford pickup truck, which overturned in the crash and caught fire, were identified as 64-year-old Richard Taylor of Na'alehu and 56-year-old Trinidad Ballesteros of Na'alehu.

An autopsy determined that they died from the fire.  Their identities were confirmed by dental records.

The family of Ballesteros has set up a fund to help with funeral and travel expenses.  The Taylor family has also set up a way to donate to the family on the web.


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