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Traffic Advisory: Mokulele
Hwy Christmas Eve Accident

Updated 06:50 PM HST, December 24, 2011
Posted 01:40 PM HST, December 24, 2011

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 6:40 p.m. 12/24/11)

Maui police have identified the male pedestrian killed in an afternoon traffic accident on the Mokulele Highway on Christmas Eve as 17-year-old Zachariah Aubut.  The full UPDATE is available at the following LINK.

(Update: 4:26 p.m. 12/24/11)

As of 4:23 p.m., the Mokulele Highway was completely open in both directions.

Maui police had closed the Kahului-bound lanes for about three-and-a-half hours while they conducted an investigation into a fatal traffic accident near the Maui Raceway Park on the Mokulele Highway.

We will provide details once they become available.

(Posted: 1:25 p.m. 12/24/11)

Motorists traveling to or from South Maui at this hour are advised of a fatal traffic accident on the Mokulele Highway.

Maui police closed the Kahului bound lane of the highway between Mehameha and the Piilani Highway at around 1 p.m.  The area of the road closure is between mile marker 5 and 6 near the Maui Raceway Park.

Kahului-bound traffic was being diverted onto North Kihei Road at last report.  Motorists are advised to expect delays and plan accordingly.

Traffic in the Kihei bound direction is open.

We will post more information as it becomes available.

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  • Sussmith3030

    God lift up the families involved in this traggic accident today.

  • Missa2000

    So Sad, Especially on Christmas Even…Prayers to All Involved

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000259913746 Gary Rickert

    My prayers are with the families. 

  • MYB

     Rest in peace Zach. Thanks for always being there. We will miss you bro.

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