Malani Bilyeu’s 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.

Police said Isobe died as a result of an apparent head-on traffic crash in the vicinity of the Kahili Makai Street junction in Kilauea.

A preliminary investigation found that shortly before 9 p.m., a white Dodge pickup truck was heading south on Kuhio Highway when it apparently crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming black Ford Ranger truck driven by Isobe.

The driver of the Dodge, a 22-year-old Kilauea man, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Wilcox Hospital where he was treated and released.

An investigation continues.

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


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