Moped Crash Claims 2nd Fatal Victim Of 2020.

LIHU`E, KAUA`I (Ben Caxton) — Kaua‘i police have identified Travis Long as the 34-year-old Kealia man who died May 15 due to a traffic crash that occurred on May 13. Further investigation of the incident, which occurred at approximately 8 p.m., revealed that Long was driving a moped on the southbound shoulder of Kuhio Highway in the vicinity of Kaua‘i Beach Drive. A 28-year-old male pedestrian of Kapa`a, previously believed to have been a passenger on the moped, was walking along the southbound shoulder of the highway also traveling south at the same time. Long struck the pedestrian, lost control of the moped, and crashed. Both men were transported to Wilcox Hospital where they received initial treatment and both were later medevacked to Queens Medical Center on O`ahu in critical condition. Long died at Queens Medical Center and his next of kin have been notified. The pedestrian was released after treatment and has since returned to the island. Long was not wearing a helmet and a toxicology report is pending. This was Kaua`i’s second traffic fatality of 2020.

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