Lihue Man Dies in Single Car Crash

WAIMEA, Kauai (KHNL) -- A 45-year-old Lihue man died in a one-car crash early Sunday morning in Hanamaulu.

Police say Stanford Vierra was traveling westbound on Hehi Road also known as Hanamaulu Beach Road at around 2:12 a.m. when he lost control of his car and overturned in the ditch on the north shoulder.

Vierra died at the scene. He was the lone occupant of the vehicle.

Police said alcohol and speed do not appear to be contributing factors in the crash.

This is Kauai's third traffic fatality this year.