Police investigate traffic fatality in Nawiliwili

LIHUE — Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash early Monday morning in Nawiliwili.

According to a preliminary investigation, a 37-year-old Lawai man was struck by a white SUV near the Kalapaki seawall along Nawiliwili Park about 1:45 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. An autopsy is pending.

The 34-year-old driver of the SUV was in police custody. He has not yet been charged.

Anyone with information on this crash is urged to contact Detective. Jenkins at 241-1680 or Police Dispatch at 241-1711.

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