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Kaukonahua Road crash kills 40-year-old driver

A 40-year-old man died yesterday from injuries suffered in a head-on crash on Kaukonahua Road in Waialua.

Police said a motor vehicle driven by the man crossed the center line of Kaukonahua at about 5 p.m. and crashed into a vehicle driven by a 56-year-old man.

The 40-year-old man was taken in critical condition to Wahiawa General Hospital, where he died.

The 56-year-old was taken in serious condition to the Queen’s Medical Center.

Police closed a section of Kaukonahua between Kiekonea Way and Hukilau Loop. It was reopened about 3 1⁄2 hours later.

Man sought in sex assault of child arrested in isles

A man wanted in Texas for sexually assaulting a child has been apprehended in Honolulu.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Celso Rodriguez-Huerta was found yesterday at a residence on Kewalo Street. Rodriguez-Huerta is wanted on a Texas warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14.


Feds capture drug suspect

A fugitive wanted on a federal drug conspiracy charge has been captured on Maui.

The U.S. Marshals Service says 31-year-old Brackston W. Moores was arrested Tuesday night at Spreckelsville Beach in Paia.

A Marshals Service spokeswoman said Moores was being sought on a warrant issued in Alaska and is accused of possessing and distributing a drug called fentanyl, a powerful prescription painkiller.

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