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Hauula man killed in Indiana semi-truck crash

Hauula man killed in Indiana semi-truck crash

HONOLULU (KHON2) — A Hauula family members is grieving the reduction of a 25-calendar year-previous person killed in a car crash in Indiana. His father claimed Kapono Wooden was turning his existence all over soon after a troubled childhood when tragedy struck.

Wreckage from the crash scene reveals the top of Kapono Wood’s car totally sheared off. Police in Frankfort, Indiana mentioned a semi-tractor trailer was crossing the highway to make a left convert when the two cars crashed.

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According to the Frankfort Police Division, a semi-truck was crossing Condition Road 28 southbound on 200 West when a passenger car struck it, driving below the truck. Law enforcement explained there have been no skid marks.

“He never ever observed the semi-truck that was building a left-hand change, so he struck the trailer of the semi-truck and went underneath,” reported his father Tony Wooden.

His father stated Kapono had just gotten off get the job done and was on his way to meet up with some mates. Kapono moved to Indiana to be with his brother and to get a fresh new start out in life.

“He was wise sufficient to recognize when he needed aid, he was clever more than enough to realize that the environment that he identified himself in was not really very good,” stated Tony.

Tony and his spouse adopted Kapono and his sister when he was 10 many years previous, from what Tony describes as a awful childhood.

“I just cannot go too substantially into it, just say it was horrific,” he stated.

And nevertheless as he grew up, his father said the Kahuku graduate was one of the kindest, gentlest people you could meet up with.

“This kid was infectious. I suggest he was always smiling, constantly laughing. Often hoping to get all people close to him smiling and laughing. I really don’t believe I have ever observed him lose his mood,” mentioned Tony.

Kapono had developed up as part of a big loved ones because Tony and his wife adopted eight children and fostered additional than a hundred others. The domestic is devastated.

“You wish you could’ve told him you cherished him, you would like you could’ve gave him a hug, you would like you could’ve observed him just one previous time, but we just cannot,” mentioned Tony.

Law enforcement claimed that investigators have decided that the truck driver is at fault.

“What they do know is the semi driver failed to generate the proper of way so at this stage in our investigation, that driver is at fault,” claimed Chief Scott Shoemaker of the Frankfort Police Office.

Kapono was taken to IU Frankfort Hospital but was later on pronounced lifeless.

The driver of the semi-truck was unhurt.

Law enforcement requested a crash reconstruction and the investigation proceeds.

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A Gofundme has been set up to help his mothers and fathers, Tony and Joedi, with costs.