POSTED: 9:11 a.m. HST, Sep 11, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 2:55 p.m. HST, Sep 11, 2011
A 16-year-old girl died and two 17-year-old girls were injured in a single-car crash in Wailua around 12:50 a.m. this morning, Kauai officials said.
Passenger Nahele Kapua of Hanamaulu died in the crash, officials said.
The injured girls were taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries, officials said.
One of the girls was later medivaced to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition.
The other remains at Wilcox Hospital. Her condition is unknown, officials said.
The girls' vehicle was traveling north on Kuhio Highway along the Wailua Golf Course — near the Kauai Community Correctional Center — when it veered off the road and crashed into a tree along the golf course, police said.
The crash closed Kuhio Highway in both directions until it was reopened at around 3:53 am.
It was Kauai's fifth traffic fatality this year.