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Driver of Fatal Kapa‘a Accident Arrested

Posted September 23, 2022, 4:22 PM HST

The driver involved in a Kapa‘a traffic crash that resulted in a fatality has been arrested.

Clayton G. Silva Sr., 65, of Kapa‘a, was arrested Friday for negligent homicide, negligent injury, and inattention to driving, according to the Kaua‘i Police Department. He has since been released from police custody pending an investigation.

According to a preliminary investigation, two females were struck in a marked crosswalk by a Chevrolet truck traveling southbound on Kūhiō Highway near mile-marker 9 in Kapa‘a Monday evening. Silva has been identified as the driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck.

KPD has also identified Tanya Hall, the 50-year-old Kapa‘a woman involved in the traffic crash on Monday. Hall died as a result of her injuries.

The second pedestrian, a 52-year-old California woman, has been hospitalized for several days for injuries sustained in the crash. She currently remains at Wilcox Medical Center in stable condition, and is expected to make a recovery.

Speeding and impairment are not suspected factors in the crash. However, the investigation remains ongoing.

On Monday, Kūhiō Highway was closed in both directions for approximately 1.5 hours while officers with the Traffic Safety Section conducted an on-scene investigation.

Visitor Aloha Society of Kaua‘i, a nonprofit that provides emergency needs for visitors, assisted the family of the California woman.

This is the eight traffic fatality for Kaua‘i this year, police stated.