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Man Involved in Three-Vehicle Crash Dies

July 1, 2015, 4:17 PM HST
* Updated July 1, 4:19 PM
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The Hawai’i Police Department says a 23-year-old man involved in a three-vehicle crash on June 19 has died.

Police say the man, identified as Michael T. Moore of Laupāhoehoe, was pronounced dead at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu at 1:34 a.m. Wednesday.

Moore was driving in the south bound lane of Highway 19 near the 23-mile marker when another vehicle, also traveling south, crossed the centerline and sideswiped a tractor-trailer that was traveling north. HPD says the tractor-trailed crossed into the southbound lane after being struck and collided with Moore’s vehicle.

A passenger in Moore’s car, as well as the two other drivers and a passenger in the tractor-trailer, were treated for their injuries and released.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine Moore’s exact cause of death.

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The investigation continues, but investigators with the Traffic Enforcement Unit have reclassified the case from negligent injury to a negligent homicide.

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