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Medical condition may have caused fatal crash

A woman in her 60s died at the hospital after her car crashed into the side of a building in Ewa Beach yesterday morning.

It appeared the woman suffered a medical condition just prior to the incident, said Bryan Cheplic, spokesman for the city Department of Emergency Services.

The incident happened about 9:28 a.m. at the Townhomes at Fairways Edge complex.

Paramedics treated the woman on the scene and took her to a nearby hospital, where she died, Cheplic said.

A female passenger, also in her 60s, was taken to the hospital in stable condition, he said.

Cyclist killed by tour bus was student from S. Africa

The 21-year-old bicyclist who died after a tour bus hit her Friday afternoon was identified by a friend yesterday as Taryn Wright.

Wright was riding a bicycle on Dillingham Boulevard when a Roberts Hawaii bus turned right at Waiakamilo Road and struck her.

Wright identified her hometown as Paarl, South Africa, on her Facebook profile. Her profile states she was a student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and worked as a waitress at Rock Bottom Bar & Grill on University Avenue.

Rock Bottom owner Edo Gschweng said police informed him that Wright was the victim.

Officers arrest 19-year-old suspected in stabbing

Police arrested a 19-year-old man for investigation of attempted murder after an 18-year-old man was stabbed in Palolo Valley yesterday morning.

Police said the two men, who live in a home on Ahe Street, had argued over the use of a room. Police said the older man grabbed a knife and stabbed the victim several times.

Neighbors intervened and the assailant fled the scene. Police located him across the street and arrested him on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder.

The victim was taken to the Queen’s Medical Center in serious condition.

Man arrested in Honolulu awaits extradition to L.A.

A man wanted in California for alleged attempted extortion was arrested by U.S. marshals Friday afternoon in Honolulu.

Robert John Krafft, 28, was wanted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after he allegedly offered a sheriff’s department employee money in exchange for his release during a drug arrest last October.

Krafft also was wanted for numerous narcotics violations and is suspected in a string of burglaries in Malibu, Calif. Krafft is being detained in Honolulu pending extradition back to Los Angeles.

Woman hurt trying to foil purse snatching

A woman was seriously injured Friday night when she fell from a moving car carrying a person who had just stolen her purse in Waikiki, police said.

Police said the woman, 19, and the suspect were standing at a bus stop near Kapahulu and Kalakaua avenues about 10:10 p.m. The suspect grabbed the woman’s purse and ran into a waiting car. As the vehicle drove away, the woman jumped onto the car’s hood, police said.

She lost her hold and fell onto the road, police said.

Paramedics treated her at the scene and took her to a hospital in serious condition.

Police searched the area but could not find the car.

Help sought in finding missing person

Kauai police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing California visitor.

Nola Thompson, 45, arrived on Kauai on Aug. 28 and has not called her family since, a Kauai County spokeswoman said.

Thompson is 5 feet 3 and about 160 pounds. She has a fair complexion, a large build, blonde shoulder-length hair and blue eyes.

She was last seen in a silver Chrysler convertible rental car with the license plate KZF-570.

Anyone with information about Thompson or her car is asked to call Kauai police at 241-1711 or CrimeStoppers on Kauai at 241-1887.


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