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The Latest: Suspect in deadly Honolulu crash hospitalized

January 29, 2019 - 5:29 PM

HONOLULU - The Latest on a Honolulu crash that left three people dead (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard says a suspected drunken driver who drove a pickup truck into a crowded intersection remains hospitalized after the crash killed three pedestrians.

Ballard says Monday evening's crash is likely one of Honolulu's deadliest pedestrian crashes in many years. She calls it senseless.

She says the 26-year-old suspect is under arrest while hospitalized and faces manslaughter charges. She says speed and alcohol were involved.

Ballard says the truck veered across three lanes, climbed a traffic island, hit six pedestrians, hit a pole and then crashed into another truck. Two men and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene. Three, including the driver of the second truck, are in critical condition, and one was treated and released.

The two men killed are identified as 26-year-old Casimir Pokorny of Oreland, Pennsylvania, and 39-year-old William Lau of Honolulu. The identification of the 47-year-old woman is pending.

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1:45 p.m.

The Honolulu medical examiner's office has identified two of the three people killed when a suspected drunken driver in a pickup truck veered into a crowded intersection.

Authorities say four others were injured in Monday evening's crash.

Two men killed are identified as 26-year-old Casimir Pokorny of Oreland, Pennsylvania, and 39-year-old William Lau of Honolulu. The identification of the third victim is pending.

Lt. James Slayter tells the Honolulu Star-Advertiser the truck hit other cars several blocks away and then sped across three lanes of traffic to try to turn onto a street.

He says the truck drove over a median and knocked over a light pole where the pedestrians and bicyclist were waiting. He also plowed into another pickup truck.

Honolulu police have scheduled a news conference later Tuesday to discuss the crash.

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10:30 a.m.

Police say a suspected drunken driver in a pickup truck veered into a crowded Honolulu intersection, killing two pedestrians and a bicyclist and injuring four others.

Authorities say alcohol and speed may have played a role in the crash Monday evening.

Lt. James Slayter tells the Honolulu Star Advertiser newspaper that the truck hit other cars several blocks away and then sped across three lanes of traffic to try to turn onto a street.

He says the truck drove over a median and knocked over a light pole where the pedestrians and bicyclist were waiting. He also plowed into another pickup truck.

The 27-year-old driver and the driver of the other pickup were hospitalized in serious condition. Two pedestrians were in critical condition, while one was in good condition.

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