Woman dies following Koloa traffic crash

KOLOA — A woman died from injuries sustained during a traffic crash on Ala Kinoiki Road in Koloa Sunday night.

Police have identified the woman as Seon Young Jo, 56, of South Korea.

According to a preliminary investigation, a Nissan Versa was heading east on Wailaau Road shortly before 7:45 p.m., when it apparently drove through an intersection onto Ala Kinoiki Road without stopping. As it crossed the intersection, a Polynesian Adventures tour bus traveling north on Ala Kinoiki Road struck the Nissan on its passenger side and subsequently dragged the vehicle for several feet before it was able to stop.

Seon Young Jo was the passenger of the Nissan Versa. She was transported to Wilcox Hospital in critical condition, then medivaced to Queen’s Hospital where she died on Monday.

The female driver of the Nissan, 27 of South Korea, sustained critical injuries from the crash. She was transported to Wilcox Hospital and then medivaced to Queen’s Hospital where she remains in critical condition.

No injuries were reported for the occupants of the bus.

Kauai police closed Ala Kinoiki Road, from Wailaau Road to Maluhia Road, for about three hours.

An investigation continues.

  1. Charlie Chimknee February 19, 2019 9:30 am Reply

    Aloha Kakou,

    Sadly, we are having a real bumper crop of traffic fatalities so far this year, we need to slow them down.

    Life is so precious and a terrible thing to waste.


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