PO'IPŪ – A 57-year-old male visitor drowned Saturday afternoon in waters off Lāwa‘i Beach Resort.
Police have identified him as David Stewart of Washington, DC.
Stewart had been swimming at approximately 4:05 p.m. when he apparently got into trouble. Firefighters from the Kōloa station arrived on scene to find bystanders performing CPR.
Firefighters took over efforts to resuscitate Stewart while loading him onto an ambulance. Stewart was then transported by medics to Wilcox Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
This is Kauai’s second drowning of 2016.
PRINCEVILLE – A 22-year-old Kīlauea man died at the scene of a two-car collision that occurred on Kūhiō Highway near Princeville Airport Saturday evening.
His identity has not yet been released.
According to a preliminary investigation, at approximately 6 p.m., the Kīlauea man was heading south in a Nissan sedan, when it apparently crossed the center line and struck an oncoming Toyota sedan.
The male driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Toyota, a 62-year-old Hanalei woman, was transported to Wilcox Hospital where she remains in stable condition.
There were no passengers in either vehicle at the time of the crash.
Kūhiō Highway was closed in both directions for roughly four hours as KPD’s Traffic Safety Section conducted an on-scene investigation. The highway was reopened at 10:15 p.m.
Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
This is the fourth traffic-related fatality on Kaua‘i this year.