Motorist dies in Hanalei

County officials yesterday identified as David Clinton Sturkie of Hanalei as the man who died in a single-vehicle accident on Kuhio Highway in Hanalei early Thursday morning.

Sturkie, 53, was the sole occupant of a Nissan sport-utility vehicle which crashed into the bridge over the Waipa Stream on the highway, near the 4-mile marker.

He was heading south at the time of the accident.

He died at the scene from injuries sustained during the crash, county officials said. Speed may have been a factor, according to Kaua‘i Police Department investigators.

Sturkie is the third person to die in traffic accidents on Kaua‘i this year.


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