Kauai Man Airlifted to Queen's in Critical Condition

WAILUA, Kauai (KHNL) -- A 20-year-old man was airlifted to The Queen's Medical Center Wednesday morning in critical condition following an early morning traffic crash in Wailua.

His 25-year-old passenger was taken to Wilcox Hospital and later released.

According to a preliminary report, the driver was heading northbound on Kuhio Highway near the South Leho junction at around 2:47 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and went off the highway.

He was transported to Wilcox Hospital for treatment and later medivaced to The Queen's Medical Center for further treatment.

According to police, alcohol and speed may be contributing factors in this crash.