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Princeville woman who died in Kuhio Highway crash identified

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i police have identified Roxanne Fasanella as the 59-year-old woman who died in last week’s crash on Kuhio Highway.

The crash occurred on April 15 and involved four vehicles in the vicinity of mile marker 15 on Kuhio Highway in Anahola.

According to a preliminary report, at approximately 12:39 p.m. last Friday, the driver of a white Chevrolet pickup truck, traveling southbound, struck a blue Chevrolet pickup truck that was in the process of turning left at state mile marker 15. That collision caused the blue pickup to collide with a northbound Ford MPVH. Moreover, after the initial collision, the blue pickup continued onto the shoulder, striking a parked vehicle, a Chevrolet convertible. After the second collision, the driver of the white pickup proceeded to flee the scene.

Fasanella, the passenger in the Ford MPVH, suffered fatal injuries and succumbed to those injuries at Wilcox Hospital.

Thomas Castro, the driver of the white Chevrolet, has since turned himself in and is facing charges of Negligent Homicide in the Second Degree, Negligent Injury in the First Degree, Negligent Injury in the Second Degree, Collisions Involving Death or Bodily Injury, and Inattention to Driving.

This was Kaua‘i’s fourth traffic fatality of 2022.
Source: The Garden Island

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