Princeville traffic collision results in fatality

PRINCEVILLE — A 35-year-old Kapa‘a woman died from her injuries after a traffic collision in Princeville this morning.

The woman was heading north on Kuhio Highway near the Kapaka Street junction at about 10:15 a.m. when her green Ford SUV was rear-ended by a white Ford pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 43-year-old Kalaheo man, sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment.

Police closed Kuhio Highway for roughly an hour and a half while crews worked to clear the roadway.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The crash remains under investigation.

This is the second traffic fatality on Kaua‘i this year.


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