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Family of woman killed in 2012 crash sues bar

Rene Nihipali Rene Nihipali

HONOLULU (AP) - The family of a woman killed in a 2012 traffic crash is suing the bar that served alcohol to the other driver.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the widower and two daughters of Rene Nihipali are suing Kralk Enterprises, which does business as Club Komo Mai in Kaneohe.

They're also suing the other driver, Sione Glenn Tilini, whose trial on drunken driving and negligent homicide charges is pending.

The lawsuit claims the bar should have known that Tilini was already drunk when the bar served him alcohol.

The lawsuit claims liquor served to Tilini was a direct cause of the June 30, 2012 crash that killed Nihipali and injured two passengers in Tilini's sport utility vehicle.

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