Driver Killed in Crash Identified

Kaua’i police have identified Jesse Santiago as the 50-year-old man who died in a single vehicle crash August 21 around 11:30 p.m. on Rice Street. Police said Santiago was driving a 2003 red Toyota pickup truck and was heading westbound on Rice Street when his vehicle struck a utility pole and then continued heading in the same direction, striking another utility pole. Speed appears to be a contributing factor in the crash and toxicology results are still pending to determine if alcohol and/or drugs were also involved.