Vehicle catches fire after 3-car crash on H-2 Freeway

By Nathan Serota, Digital Editor, Digital Editor/Videographer
Published On: Apr 13 2014 07:00:00 PM HST

A three-car crash on the H-2 Freeway heading south near the Ka Uka Boulevard off-ramp Sunday evening left one of the vehicles with fire damage.

WAIPIO, Hawaii -

The Honolulu Police Department shut down the southbound lanes of the H-2 Freeway Sunday night after a car caught fire in a three-car collision.

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Initial reports and eye witnesses indicate that a Mercedes-Benz was speeding on the freeway around 6:45 p.m. when it crashed into two vehicles.   One of the vehicles caught fire near the Ka Uka Blvd. off-ramp.

It is believed that the initial crash caused several other collisions between the Ka Uka and Waianae off-ramps.

The auto fire was reported under control by the fire department within 10 minutes, and declared extinguished about 25 minutes later. No word yet on injuries suffered by the drivers or their passengers.

Police rerouted southbound traffic from the freeway onto Ka Uka Blvd. while they investigated.

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