Man dies in crash near Kauai’s Halfway Bridge

Man dies in crash near Kauai’s Halfway Bridge
(Source: Hawaii News Now)

KIPU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai police are investigating an early-morning crash that killed a man Saturday.

Kauai officials said it happened just after 5 a.m. near the Halfway Bridge in Kipu.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a 54-year-old Kalaheo man was heading west on Kaumualii Highway in a Ford F150 when he crossed the center line. The truck then slammed into an oncoming Ford F350 flatbet truck.

The Kalaheo man was taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name has not yet been released.

The driver of the F350, a 32-year-old Lawai man, sustained non-life threatening injuries and went to the hospital in a private vehicle.

As of 9:15 a.m., Kauai police remained on scene to continue their investigation.

By 11 a.m., all lanes of Kaumualii Highway were reopened.

This story will be updated.

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