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One killed in crash at Oahu farmers market

March 16, 2014
The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - A woman was killed and two others were injured early Saturday after a delivery truck plowed into a group setting up booths for a farmers market in the parking lot of Kapiolani Community College, police said.

A female driver was moving the truck around 6:30 a.m. when it accelerated over a curb and into a group of vendors, running over a 26-year-old woman, Lt. Robert Towne said.

A witness said that the driver and victim worked for Ma'o Organic Farms.

"The truck ran over their own worker, and when she realized she was pinned under, she reversed and hit her again," said Alex Le, who had a nearby booth at the market.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where she died. A 64-year-old man was also taken to a hospital in serious condition. A third victim refused treatment.

Police were investigating whether the accident was caused by driver error or a mechanical issue, Towne said.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

The weekly market was canceled for the day.

"I'm in shock." Le said. "We're all pretty close at the market, so we knew it was just a freak accident."

 
 
 

 

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