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Korean woman dies in crash with tour bus on Kauai

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A 56-year-old Korean woman died today from injuries sustained in a traffic crash Sunday on Kauai involving a tour bus.

Kauai police identified the woman as Seon Young Jo of South Korea.

Police said a Nissan Versa was heading east on Weliweli Road shortly before 7:45 p.m. when it went through the intersection of Ala Kinoiki Road without stopping.

A Polynesian Adventures tour bus heading north on Ala Kinoiki struck the passenger side of the Nissan, dragging it several feet.

Seon Young Jo, a passenger in the car, was taken in critical condition to Wilcox Medical Center, then medevaced to the Queen’s Medical Center, where she died Monday.

The Nissan driver, a 27-year-old woman from South Korea was critically injured and was also taken to Wilcox and medevaced to Queen’s, where she remains in critical condition, police said today.

No other injuries were reported.

A portion of Ala Kinoiki Road was closed for three hours while police investigated.

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