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UPDATE: Kuhio Highway reopened after fatal crash

LIHUE, Kauai (HawaiiNewsNow) - One person died and four people suffered non life-threatening injuries in a two-car crash along the Wailua Golf Course. The decedent was identified as Laurey Fernandez, 56, of Anahola.

The crash occurred on Kuhio Highway near mile marker four around 2:47 p.m. on Saturday. Authorities said a Ford Explorer heading north crossed the centerline and crashed into a Dodge pick-up.

Fernandez was a passenger in the Explorer along with four others, plus the driver. The passengers in the Explorer were taken to Wilcox Hospital for treatment, along with the driver of the pick-up truck. The passenger in the pick-up truck was unharmed.

The highway was closed in both directions after the crash. Kuhio Highway was reopened at approximately 5:40 in the evening.

Fernandez is the sixth traffic fatality on Kauai this year.

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