Man dies following single-vehicle crash

LIHUE — A portion of Rice Street was closed in both directions for nearly three hours Wednesday following a single-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a 50-year-old Hanalei man.

The man’s identity has not been released.

According to a preliminary investigation, a flatbed pickup truck was heading south on Rice Street shortly before 1 p.m. when it apparently crossed the center line and crashed into a stone wall at the entrance to the Kauai Marriott Resort &Beach Club.

Bystanders near the scene found the man unresponsive and began administering CPR. Firefighters and American Medical Response medics arrived shortly after and continued resuscitation efforts while the man was transported to Wilcox Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police closed Rice Street between Mokoi Street and Lala Road from about 1 to 3:45 p.m.

An investigation continues.


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