Kauai mother, daughter critically injured in Kuhio Hwy. crash

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A 33-year-old woman and her six-year-old daughter remain hospitalized following a single-vehicle crash on Kauai.

It happened shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday on Kuhio Highway in Kilauea.

Kauai police say a Nissan sedan was heading north and apparently veered off the road and hit a guardrail before crashing into a tree.

Both were taken to Wilcox Medical Center in critical condition, and the girl was later medevaced to Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu.

Police say alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash, though the investigation is ongoing.

Kuhio Highway was closed from midnight to 2:20 a.m. Wednesday to allow traffic safety officers to investigate the crash scene.

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