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UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed in Fiery Crash on Mokulele

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   September 27th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Featured, Maui News, Traffic

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 5:30 a.m. 9/27/11)

A 32-year-old man suffered fatal injuries on the Mokulele Highway late last night while passing the Cane Haul Road intersection.

The motorcyclist was traveling north on the highway at around 10:55 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2011, when he collided with an industrial truck traveling east across the highway at Cane Haul Road.

According to police reports, the motorcyclist had a red light at the time of the crash.

Following the impact, the motorcycle caught on fire.

The operator of the motorcycle died as a result of the crash and was tentatively identified as a 32-year-old man.  His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Authorities say he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.  The truck operator, meantime, was not injured.

The accident was the sixth fatal crash involving a motorcycle this year, and the 15th traffic fatality on Maui County roads in 2011.

(Posted: 12:11 a.m. 9/27/11)

Motorists traveling on the Mokulele Highway are advised of a fatal motorcycle accident near the Piilani Highway intersection.

Maui police closed Kahului-bound traffic on the Mokulele Highway at 11:55 p.m., on Monday, September 26, 2011, and were rerouting traffic via North Kihei Road to the Honoapiilani Highway.

There is no estimated time on when the advisory will be lifted.

***Check back for updates.

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  • Oz808

    I was on my way to work last night and saw him pass me on my left going 90+ in the fast lane. In less than a minute up ahead at the intersection I saw a big ball of flame sweep across the road, when i came closer and discovered that the motorcycle had gotten into an accident. This was around more like 9:55pm cause I reached my destination at 10:05.

    • KrisB

      Good job stopping to help out… *shakes head*

      • Biker808

        Hey Kris, he/she said they saw a big ball of flame sweep across the road. Stop and help what…put out the fire?

        When someone on a bike hits something stationary at high speed, trust me, there’s nothing that can be done. My heart goes out to the family of the motorcyclist AND the truck driver.

  • Speeders

    Maybe we all should stop speeding on the highways – it don’t matter if u going slow or fast u gonna get to the same place, so why not get there safely