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Critical crash closes portion of Kaumualii Highway

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KAUMAKANI, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Kaumualii Highway in Kaumakani was closed in both directions for several hours following a critical head-on crash around 3 o’clock Saturday morning.

A Kekaha man, 36, was initially taken to Wilcox Hospital. He was then medevaced to Queen’s Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.

The 36-year-old was the driver of a Toyota sedan that was hit head-on by a Mazda sedan that Kauai police say was heading east on the highway when it apparently crossed the center line.

The male driver of the Mazda, age 39, and his 47-year-old female passenger, both from Kaumakani, were also transported to Wilcox Hospital with serious injuries.

All lanes have since been reopened.

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