Kauai Couple Dies in Single Car Accident

KOOLAU, Kauai (KHNL) -- A couple died Sunday morning in a car accident that occurred at the "hair pin" turn on Koolau Rd.

According to police, 56-year-old Kilauea resident Paul Goodrich was driving a 1994 Porsche convertible at around 8:40 a.m. with his 47-year-old wife Laurie-Ann when he lost control of the car. They went off the road, slid down a slope and struck a tree.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say speed may be a contributing factor in the crash.

This is the sixth and seventh traffic fatalities on Kauai so far this year.