Big Island drunken driving collision kills young man

Published On: Apr 06 2014 03:24:00 PM HST

A 26 year old Hilo man is dead after a two car crash Sunday morning on Route 130 on the Big island

KEAAU, Hawaii -

An early morning car collision on the Big Island's Windward side has killed one man and injured another.

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According to police, the crash happened north of Shower Drive on Highway 130, also known as Keaau-Pahoa Road, around 5 a.m. Sunday.

Traffic investigators reported that the collision happened when a 26-year-old Hilo man, in a 2010 Subaru, was driving away from Pahoa on the highway and overtook another car.

That's when he collided with a 52-year-old Keaau man, in a 2013 Ford pickup, driving in the opposite direction.

The 26-year-old was killed as a result, while the other driver suffered minor injuries.

The surviving motorist was arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Police are investigating whether the 26-year-old was intoxicated as well.

Neither car was carrying any other passengers.

Police closed Highway 130 for about five hours while they investigated.

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