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Crash closes highway Sunday

‘ELE‘ELE — Kaua‘i police responded to a two-car crash Sunday afternoon, on Kaumuali‘i Highway, in ‘Ele‘ele, in the vicinity of the Hanapepe Valley Lookout.

The collision occurred shortly after 1 p.m. when a silver Jeep that was traveling east attempted to make a U-turn in the middle of the highway, according to a county press release. As it was attempting the turn, an eastbound white Dodge pickup truck collided with the Jeep, causing the truck to overturn onto its passenger’s side.

The four occupants of the Jeep and the two occupants of the truck sustained non-life threatening injuries, and were treated and transported to Wilcox Hospital.

Police closed a portion of Kaumuali‘i Highway and diverted traffic through Halewili Road until about 2:45 p.m.

An investigation continues.
Source: The Garden Island

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