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Tractor-trailer and three vehicles crash in Papaikou sending four to hospital


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By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Fire/rescue responded to a 7:36 a.m. alarm Tuesday (Oct 4) to Papaikou near the 7 mile marker for a multiple vehicle crash.

Two sedans, a pickup truck and an 18-wheel tractor-trailer were involved. Five people were injured in the crash with one male refusing treatment, two females and two males were transported to Hilo Medical Center with injuries that were reported to be non-life threatening.

The highway was closed for approximately one hour for clean-up and removal of the wrecks.

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