Fatal car crash in Kauai leaves one dead - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Fatal car crash in Kauai leaves one dead

LÎHU'E, Kauai (HawaiiNewsNow) - Tuesday morning at 4:25 a.m. a car accident took place that caused a 71-year-old Koloa mans car to collide with 43-year-old Kalaheo man in Lihue between Wal-Mart and Wilcox Hospital.

The 71-year-old man who was identified as Charles Cushman, was heading north when he drifted across two southbound lanes. He struck a vehicle which caused his car to flip over on the right side. Cushman was pinned inside the car and was transported to Wilcox Hospital where we was pronounced dead.

The other vehicles driver, a 43-year-old man, had minor injuries and declined medical treatment. He was released at the scene. The passenger, a 27-year-old female was uninjured.

Kuhio Highway was closed with traffic re-directed to Ehiku Road and the Wilcox entrance. Kuhio was later reopened at 8 a.m.

This is Kauai's sixth traffic fatality for the year.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

    Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:26:30 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:16:20 GMT
    (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Emergency responders work at Table Rock Lake after a deadly boat accident in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, leavin...(Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Emergency responders work at Table Rock Lake after a deadly boat accident in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, leavin...
    Dive teams will resume searching for five people still missing after a tourist boat capsized and sank in a southwestern Missouri lake.More >>
    Dive teams will resume searching for five people still missing after a tourist boat capsized and sank in a southwestern Missouri lake.More >>
  • Suspect confesses in killing of Olympic figure skater

    Suspect confesses in killing of Olympic figure skater

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:16 AM EDT2018-07-20 07:16:16 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:13:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, figure skater Denis Ten, of Kazakhstan, reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men's short program figure skating, in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 201...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, figure skater Denis Ten, of Kazakhstan, reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men's short program figure skating, in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 201...
    Kazakh media says authorities detained one suspect in the killing of Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten and are searching for another.More >>
    Kazakh media says authorities detained one suspect in the killing of Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten and are searching for another.More >>
  • Serious crash close Piilani Highway in Kihei

    Serious crash close Piilani Highway in Kihei

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:09:28 GMT
    (Image: Hawaii News Now/File)(Image: Hawaii News Now/File)
    (Image: Hawaii News Now/File)(Image: Hawaii News Now/File)

    A serious accident has closed Piilani Highway in Kihei. 

    More >>

    A serious accident has closed Piilani Highway in Kihei. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly