Visitor dies days after double pedestrian crash in Kapaa

Police closed a stretch of Kuhio Highway in Kapaa due to a crash involving two pedestrians.
Police closed a stretch of Kuhio Highway in Kapaa due to a crash involving two pedestrians.(Hawaii News Now)
Published: Oct. 29, 2019 at 5:13 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Texas visitor to Kauai has died days after she and another woman were struck on the island’s east side.

Kauai officials Tuesday confirmed the death of 63-year-old Cindy Yandell-Molz.

Yandell-Molz was crossing Kuhio Highway with a 62-year-old Kansas woman when they both were hit.

Police said they were struck near the Ala Road intersection around 6 a.m. by a Jeep that was heading southbound.

During the investigation, police closed off Kuhio Highway for several hours between Keaka and Hoi Road. It’s unknown if the women were in a marked crosswalk.

They were both taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Yandell-Molz later died, and the Kansas woman was last listed in stable condition.

The driver, a 27-year-old Texas man, was not injured.

Police are continuing their investigation to find out whether speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.

So far, no arrests have been made.

This story may be updated.

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