Two Dead, Five Injured in Crash on Kapaa Quarry Road - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Two Dead, Five Injured in Crash on Kapaa Quarry Road

Leshay Gusman Leshay Gusman
Whitney Fergerstrom Whitney Fergerstrom

By Minna Sugimoto

(KHNL) -- Two young women are dead and five other people are in the hospital after a head-on crash in Windward Oahu Thursday night. It happened on Kapaa Quarry Road, near the large dip one mile north of Kalanianaole Highway, at about 10:30 p.m.

Investigators believe an SUV, which was carrying five young females, was speeding when it went airborne at the dip in the road. It then slammed into a truck, which was going in the opposite direction.

The driver of the SUV and one of her passengers died at the scene. The Medical Examiner's office identified them as 18-year-old Whitney Fergerstrom and 18-year-old Leshay Gusman. The two graduated from Kamehameha Schools last year.

Nineteen-year-old Mia Archuleta and 18-year-old Shasteen Kahaunaele were also in the SUV. Archuleta was in serious condition. Kahaunaele, in critical condition.

The fifth person in the SUV, a 15-year-old girl, also suffered critical injuries.

Paramedics say the two men in the pickup were in serious condition.

Police aren't sure if alcohol played a role in the crash. Thirteen people have died on Oahu's roadways this year, compared to nine at this time last year.

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