Malani Bilyeu’s oldest son dies in crash

KILAUEA — Police have identified the decedent from Saturday’s crash as Travis Isobe, 28, of Kilauea. He is the oldest son of musician Malani Bilyeu, who died Dec. 27.

Isobe died as a result of a head-on collision Saturday night on Kuhio Highway in Kilauea, and another Kilauea man, 22, suffered only minor injuries, the county stated in a press release.

Neither has been identified.

The Kauai Police Department investigation revealed that, around 9 p.m., a white Dodge pickup truck was heading south on the highway when it apparently crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming black Ford Ranger truck.

Isobe was presumed dead at the scene, and is the third person to die on Kauai roads this year.

The driver of the Dodge sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Wilcox Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

The highway was closed in both directions for approximately five hours. The investigation is ongoing.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the collision or may have any information on the crash to contact Lt. James Miller at 241-1611. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 246-8300.

  1. ruthann jones February 3, 2019 2:57 pm Reply

    how is that police ‘super attention’ working out?

  2. LMat February 4, 2019 8:59 am Reply

    It’s always the person doing the banging that gets to live…
    #lifesnotfair #makeeverydaycount #dontdrinkanddrive

  3. ruthann jones February 4, 2019 9:05 am Reply

    …and when are the mokes going to start ‘super vigilance’ for vehicle driving infractions?

  4. numilalocal February 4, 2019 6:13 pm Reply

    For those who decry the time it takes police to conduct a thorough investigation, wouldn’t you want that done if it was a relative of yours who got killed?

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