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Kauai man killed in crash


A Kilauea man died early this morning following a single car crash on Kuhio Highway near the Coconut Marketplace in Wailua.

Police said Bruce Perdue, 23, was heading north on Kuhio Highway at about 2:30 a.m. when his gray Hyundai sedan struck a utility pole along the northbound shoulder.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kuhio Highway was closed until about 8:07 a.m. while police conducted an investigation and utility crews replaced the downed pole that was blocking the highway.

There were no passengers in the vehicle.

Perdue is Kaua’i’s third traffic fatality so far this year.

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