Mom, daughter hurt in crash

KILAUEA — A mother and daughter are in critical condition after they were in a single-vehicle car crash in Kilauea Tuesday night.

Police responded to the accident on Kuhio Highway in Kilauea that resulted in severe injuries for a Kilauea woman and her daughter.

Police said alcohol was a factor in the accident.

The incident occurred about 9 p.m. when a Nissan sedan was heading north on the highway and apparently veered off the roadway and struck a guardrail before it crashed into a tree.

The 33-year-old female driver of the sedan and her six-year-old daughter, who was seated in the backseat, were transported to Wilcox Hospital with serious injuries. The child was later medevaced to Queen’s Hospital.

Kuhio Highway was closed from about midnight to 2:20 Wednesday morning.

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