Fourth victim dies following deadly Kauai crash

Family, friends remember victims of fatal Kauai crash
Published: Mar. 31, 2017 at 8:34 PM HST|Updated: Apr. 4, 2017 at 4:48 PM HST
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KAPAA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The fourth person involved in a crash on Kauai last week Friday has died, according to Kauai Police.

Chelsey-Lynn Perreira, 28, died at Queens Hospital following the accident that also claimed the life of 28-year-old Markis Carveiro, 26-year-old Ashley Gorospe, and 2-year-old Kawainakoa Camat.

Perreira was a backseat passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

She was the mother of Kawainakoa Camat.

The deadly accident happened around 9 a.m., Friday, when a Nissan Cube heading south on Kuhio Highway apparently crossed the center line and crashed into an oncoming delivery truck.  It happened in Kealia fronting the St. Catherine's Cemetery.

Caraveiro was pronounced dead at the scene. Gorospe was transported to Wilcox Memorial Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Camat and Perreira were transported Queen's Medical Center where they later died.

Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho issued this statement Tuesday, saying,

"This was a tragic event that has left our entire community heartbroken. We are a tight-knit island and those involved are our family, friends, and neighbors...I can only hope this serves as a wake-up call to all motorists to please drive carefully and attentively to help prevent this type of tragedy from every occurring again. I know we can all do better to help keep each other safe on our roadways."

Caraveiro's mother told Hawaii News Now her son was the father of two boys.

"The most I'll remember about him is his laugh," Deb DeSilva-Caraveiro said. "I will miss him and I'll never forget him."

Meanwhile, friends of Ashley Gorospe remembered her best for her courage and positive attitude.

"(Ashley's) personality was so down to earth, and the definition of what a real friend should be like. She was fearless and was never afraid to be her self," Gorospe's best friend said.

She leaves behind two daughters, according to friends and family members.

Gorospe was also a backseat passenger in the vehicle.

The driver of the delivery truck involved, a 54-year-old Kapaa man, was not seriously injured.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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