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Crash on Kohala Mountain Road closes highway for hours Friday (March 9)

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

A crash on Kohala Mountain Road near the nine mile marker Friday afternoon (March 9) closed both lanes of traffic. Vehicles are being detoured through Kohala Ranch subdivision as roadblocks were set-up at Kohala Ranch’s mauka entrance and Kohala Mountain Road at Waiaka Bridge.

Police estimate the road opening by 8 p.m. for traffic.

UPDATED (3/9/2012 at 7:35 PM)

Police report the roadway has been cleared and Kohala Mountain Road is now open to traffic.

UPDATED (3/9/2012 at 9:34 PM)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:37 p.m. alarm for a pick-up truck crash on Kohala Mountain Road near the nine mile marker Friday (March 9).

Crews found the pick-up truck was off the roadway and had struck a tree pinning the driver in their seat. The driver showed no signs of life. Firefighters freed the victim and turned over the scene to police. The roadway was closed to traffic until about 7:30 p.m.

The cause of the crash is unkown.

Kohala Mountain Road nine mile marker. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Kohala Mountain Road nine mile marker. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

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