UPDATE: Early Morning Closure of Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway
***Updated at 9:20 a.m. to include additional information from the Hawai’i Police Department.***
Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway in North Kona was closed for several hours early this morning as result of a traffic accident.
The Hawai’i Police Department announced the closure at 1:47 a.m., noting that the highway was closed near the 81 mile marker post.
Traffic investigators were on scene to investigate the incident before reopening the roadway just after 6 a.m. this morning.
Two men died in the vehicle crash. View the Big Island Now story here.