Kauai man who died in a crash on Rice Street identified

Kauai man who died in a crash on Rice Street identified
A portion of Rice Street was closed for the investigation. (Source: JIMSON ARANDA)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -The 50-year-old man who died in Lihue following a crash on Rice Street Wednesday afternoon has been identified.

On Friday, officials named him as Samson Mahuiki of Hanalei.

The crash happened at the entrance to the Kauai Marriott Resort.

A preliminary investigation showed a flatbed pickup truck was heading south on Rice Street around 1 p.m. when it crossed the center line and hit a stone wall.

Bystanders rushed to the Samson’s aid and began CPR. Emergency crews arrived shortly after.

He was taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The street reopened just before 4 p.m. The investigation is ongoing.

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