Kapaa man killed in motorcycle crash on Kauai identified

Kauai Police

Kauai Police say the 52-year-old motorcyclist who died following a traffic crash in Kapaa on Saturday is identified as Thomas Newsome.

Police say the 82-year-old woman who was driving the sedan involved in the fatal crash was arrested for second degree negligent homicide.

Police later released Charlotte Kaui of Kapaa pending investigation.

According to a preliminary police report, the motorcycle and sedan collided as Newsome was heading north on Kuhio Highway and Kaui was turning left onto Lanikai Street from the southbound lane of the highway.

Newsome was transported to Wilcox Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Kaui was also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and has been released.

Police continue to investigate the crash.

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