Victims in fatal crash identified

LIHUE — Kauai Police have identified the man and woman who died in Friday’s traffic crash in Kealia.

The driver of the Nissan Cube died at the scene. He has been identified as 28-year-old Markis Carveiro of Kapaa. His backseat passenger, Ashley Gorospe, 26, of Kapaa, was pronounced dead at Wilcox Hospital.

The other backseat passenger, a 28-year-old Kapaa woman, and her 2-year-old son, remain in critical condition.

The driver of the delivery truck, 54, of Kapaa, did not report any serious injuries.

Shortly before 9 a.m. Friday, the Nissan Cube was heading south on Kuhio Highway, fronting the St. Catherine Cemetery, when it apparently crossed the center line and crashed into an oncoming delivery truck.

The investigation continues.


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