Kekaha man dies from injuries following traffic crash

KEKAHA — A 76-year-old man died from his injuries following a traffic collision in Kekaha Saturday night.

Police have identified the man as Wilfred Ibara of Kekaha.

According to a preliminary investigation, Ibara was walking in the eastbound lane of Kaumualii Highway near Manu Road in Kekaha when he was struck.

The driver of a vehicle heading east saw the man and came to a sudden stop. However, a second vehicle traveling directly behind was unable to stop in time and it crashed into the first vehicle. The collision pushed the first vehicle forward, striking Ibara.

Ibara was conscious with injuries to his head and hip, and was transported to Wilcox Medical Center. Police later learned that Ibara had died from his injuries on Sunday morning.

The investigation remains ongoing, however speed and alcohol or drugs do not appear to be factors in this collision.

This is the first traffic fatality on Kauai in 2018.

  1. No_They_Didn't April 26, 2018 2:03 pm Reply

    Prayers for the family. R.I.P. Condolences.

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