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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 8:56 a.m., Sunday, August 20, 2006

Four young people killed in deadly day at Hau'ula

Advertiser Staff

Two 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.