Kapaa man arrested following Friday crash in Waipouli

WAIPOULI — Kauai police arrested a Kapaa man following a two-car crash on Kuhio Highway in Waipouli on Friday night.

Shortly after 9 p.m., a southbound Toyota Corolla was attempting to make a left turn from Kuhio Highway onto Papaloa Road, when it failed to negotiate timing of the turn and collided with an oncoming Toyota pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 56-year-old Kapaa man, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by medics to Wilcox Medical Center for treatment. The truck’s passenger, a 53-year-old Kapaa woman, sustained serious injuries and was medevaced to Queen’s Medical Center, where she remains.

The driver of the Corolla, identified as 26-year-old Jared Weinstock of Kapaa, did not report any injuries.

As a result of the on-scene investigation, police arrested Weinstock for suspicion of negligent injury. He has been released pending investigation.

Kauai police closed Kuhio Highway in both directions Friday night while investigators from the Traffic Safety Section conducted an on-scene investigation. During the closure, motorists were diverted northbound through the Kapaa bypass road and southbound through Coconut Marketplace and onto Papaloa Road. The highway was reopened about 12:40 a.m. Saturday.

An investigation continues.

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