Update: Two Injured in Saddle Road Crash

Updated at 10:15 p.m.

Two individuals were injured in a two vehicle crash that took place Sunday afternoon along Saddle Road.

The incident occurred before 5 p.m. when a sports utility vehicle and a full sized pickup truck collided.

Officials with the Hawai`i County Fire Department say the SUV was traveling north crossing Saddle Road when it was broadsided by the pickup truck at the intersection of Saddle Road and Mauna Kea Access Road.

HFD reports that the driver and passenger of the SUV were transported to Hilo Medical Center in serious condition via ambulance and helicopter.

The driver of the truck was uninjured and declined medical treatment at the scene.

Updated at 7:20 p.m.

The Hawai`i Police Department reports that Saddle Road has reopened to traffic.

Original story posted at 5:39 p.m.

An accident at the Mauna Kea Access Road intersection has closed Saddle Road.

The Hawai`i Police Department reports the closure will last about two hours.

No additional details were immediately available.

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