Man arrested in fatal crash

Kauai police arrested Jesus Cardel of Kilauea on Monday for suspicion of negligent homicide in the first degree.

Police said the 22-year-old was the driver of the Dodge pickup truck in a crash Saturday night that claimed the life of Travis Isobe, 28, Kilauea.

Cardel has been released pending investigation, according to a county press release.

Isobe, the son of the late musician Malani Bilyeu, died as a result of the head-on traffic crash on Kuhio Highway, in the vicinity of the Kahili Makai Street junction in Kilauea.

Police said shortly before 9 p.m., a white Dodge pickup truck was heading south when it apparently crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming black Ford Ranger truck driven by Isobe.

Cardel sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated and released at Wilcox Hospital.


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