Crash kills 71-year-old Kauai man
LIHUE — A 71-year-old Koloa man was killed Tuesday morning in a two-car crash on Kuhio Highway in Lihue.
Police said Charles Cushman was headed north at around 4:25 a.m. near the entrance to Wal-Mart when he drifted across two southbound lanes and hit an oncoming vehicle.
Cushman’s car flipped and he was pinned inside. He was taken to Wilcox Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said the driver of the other vehicle, a 43-year-old Kalaheo man, sustained minor injuries. His passenger, a 27-year-old Anahola woman, was not injured.
Kuhio Highway was closed until 8 a.m. while police investigated.
It was Kauai’s sixth traffic fatality of the year.