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1 teen killed, another hurt in truck crash

By Star-Advertiser staff


A one-vehicle accident in Kekaha early yesterday morning has left one teen dead and another in serious condition, Kauai County said in a news release.

The accident occurred at about 1 a.m. on Kaumualii Highway near Manu Road.

A westbound Toyota pickup truck crossed the center line and struck a guardrail on the opposite side of the road. The driver was ejected and died at the scene.

The passenger was transported to Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waimea.

The two occupants of the vehicle were 17-year-old males, and their names are being withheld at this time, the county said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Visitor dies after trouble in the water

A 68-year-old California tourist died Saturday on Kauai after he got into distress while swimming off the Marriott Waiohai in Poipu, county officials said.

He was identified yesterday as Charles McGowin of Carmel.

McGowin got into trouble around 3 p.m. Saturday and was helped to shore, where lifeguards administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation until Kauai firefighters arrived. He was then taken to Wilcox Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Delays affect hospital's new helipad

Maui Memorial Medical Center's $3 million helipad is behind schedule for completion, the Maui News reports.

When ground was broken in February, the project was expected to be completed in October.

But Carol Clark, the hospital's spokeswoman, said there were unexpected delays. The new estimated completion date is sometime in March.

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