Man critically injured in 3-vehicle crash on Kuhio Highway

A three-vehicle crash in Princeville Monday night sent a man to the hospital in critical condition and prompted a full closure of Kuhio Highway.

It happened at approximately 7 p.m. near Princeville Airport.

According to police, a Toyota SUV was heading south on Kuhio Highway when it apparently crossed the center line and struck an oncoming Dodge sedan before crashing head-on into a northbound Chrysler van.

The driver of the Toyota SUV, a 62-year-old Koloa man, was ejected from his vehicle and sustained life-threatening injuries. He was transported to Wilcox Hospital and then medevaced to Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition.

He was reported to be in stable condition Tuesday morning.

The female driver of the Dodge sedan, age 55 of Princeville, was transported to Wilcox Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 36-year-old California man driving the Chrysler, and his six passengers in the van at the time of the crash, were transported to Wilcox Hospital for evaluation. All were released from the hospital Monday night.

Kuhio Highway was closed in both directions from roughly 7 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. to allow officers from the Traffic Safety Section to conduct an on-scene investigation and clear the roadway. All three vehicles were towed from the scene.

This crash remains under investigation.

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