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Third fatality reported in Kauai collision

The Kauai Police Department reported a third fatality following a head-on traffic collision on Kuhio Freeway in Kealia on Friday.

Kauai police said 2-year-old Kawainakoa Camat died Sunday morning at Queen’s Hospital on Oahu.

According to police, a Nissan Cube driven by a 28-year-old Kapaa man was heading south on the highway, in an area fronting St. Catherine Cemetery, when it apparently crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming delivery truck shortly before 9 a.m.

The driver of the Nissan, Markis Carveiro of Kapaa, died at the scene. Ashley Gorospe, a 26-year-old female passenger from Kapaa, was transported to Wilcox Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

The 2-year-old boy, who was riding in the front passenger seat, was flown to the Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition.

His mother remains in critical condition at Queen’s Hospital.

The driver of the delivery truck, a 54-year-old Kapaa man, did not report serious injuries.

Police closed the highway in both directions for more than three hours while investigators scanned the scene and crews worked to remove the vehicles and clear debris from the roadway.

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