Monday, June 23
(Eleele, HI) -- Police are investigating a traffic crash that left a Kauai County employee dead and two others injured. The accident took place yesterday morning on Kaumualii Highway, just east of Eleele. Investigators say the 55-year-old man and two others were repairing a tire on a parked trailer that was attached to a county pickup truck when a semi-truck veered off the roadway and plowed into the trailer. The man died, while two others were rushed to Kauai Veterans Memorial hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Kaumualii Highway was shut down in both directions for nearly five hours during the on-scene investigation.