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3 people die in multi-vehicle collision on Hawaiʻi Island


Hawaiʻi Island police believe speed and inattention were factors in a three-vehicle collision Sunday night that killed three people in Glenwood.

The crash occurred on Highway 11 near the 18-mile marker just after 7:30 p.m.

Police said a southbound 2016 Toyota 4Runner crossed the double solid yellow line and struck a northbound 2020 Jeep sport utility vehicle head-on.

After the initial collision, a 2000 Volvo sedan traveling south struck the Toyota.

The two occupants in the Jeep — a male driver and female passenger — were transported to Hilo Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead.

The female driver of the Toyota 4Runner was also pronounced dead.

Police said the Volvo driver was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.

Officers closed Highway 11 for six hours while police investigated the crash.

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