1 dead, others injured in 3-car collision on Kauai

Published On: Mar 04 2014 10:58:34 PM HST
Updated On: Mar 05 2014 07:45:02 AM HST
KILAUEA, Hawaii -

Kauai police say a three-car collision ended in one fatality and multiple injuries.

The crash occurred on Kuhio Highway in Kilauea, just south of Wailapa Road, Tuesday night.

According to police, the crash occurred at around 7:25 p.m., when a northbound Ford pickup truck sideswiped a southbound Jeep SUV.  The pickup truck then struck an oncoming Dodge SUV, causing the Dodge to overturn.

The male driver of the Dodge SUV sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was later pronounced dead.  His identity has not yet been released.

The male passenger in the Dodge was initially transported to Wilcox Hospital and later flown to Queen's Medical Center in critical condition.

The male driver of the Ford pickup and female driver of the Jeep SUV were transported to Wilcox Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Kuhio Highway was completely shut down for roughly six hours while first responders worked to clear the scene.  Both lanes were reopened at approximately 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

This is Kauai's first traffic fatality for 2014.

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