Police Arrest Man Involved in Friday Traffic Death

LIHU`E, KAUA`I (Ben Caxton) — A Kilauea man involved in the latest head-on traffic fatality on Kaua`i last weekend has been arrested. Kauai police took 22-year-old Jesus Cardel into custody on Monday for suspicion of negligent homicide in the first degree. Cardel was the driver of a Dodge pickup truck that crossed the center line while traveling south along the Kuhio Highway and slammed head-on into another truck driven by 28-year-old Travis Isobe around 9:00 PM Saturday night. Isobe died instantly at the scene. Cardel was treated an released at Wilcox Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The County said in a press release that Cardel has been released pending the investigation.

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