Posted at 8:56 a.m., Sunday, August 20, 2006
Four young people killed in deadly day at Hau'ula
Advertiser StaffTwo young people killed last night in Hau'ula apparently as they were paying their respects at a roadside memorial to two other crash victims killed at the same spot early that morning have been identified.
The Medical Examiner's Office identified Saturday night's victims as Orem Kauvaka, 16, and Summer-Lynn Mau, 20, both of Kahuku.
Last night at about 11 p.m., police said there was a group of people paying their respects at the site of yesterday's earlier wreck near Kokololio Beach Park when a vehicle plowed into the group. Kauvaka and Mau were killed, at least two other people were injured. One was a 32-year-old man. The other, according to emergency personnel, was the driver of the car that hit the mourners, a woman in her teens or early 20s.
Earlier Saturday, two teenagers died and three others were hurt when their speeding car ran off Kamehameha Highway and hit a utility pole at 4:20 a.m. at the same site, police said.
In the first accident, the speeding car was driven by a 15-year-old boy, Pepe Naupoto, who died in the crash, according to the Honolulu Medical Examiner's office. Also killed was Alithia Ah Nee, 16, a former student at Kahuku Intermediate and High School. The three others in the car, ages 14 to 16, were injured.