Services Set For Three Maui Victims Of Deadly Crash

October 8, 2009, 9:51 AM HST · Updated October 8, 10:10 AM
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Services have been set for two brothers and their cousin who were victims of a single-car crash last week in Waihee.

Brothers Na’ilima Jacob Henry Kana, 20, and Jared Kalamaku Kana, 17, along with their cousin Tyson Kepo’ikai Latham, 20, will be laid to rest at a small cemetery in Keanae.

Photos: Na'ilima Kana (top left); Kalamaku Kana (top right); Tyson Latham (bottom left); Na'ilima Kana is pictured with his daughter, Kahali’aoku’uhaola Emma Kana-Yarborough (bottom right). Na'ilima's parents, Leinani and Jacob Kana described their son as a "very good father." Na'ilima was the driver of a sedan that was involved in a fatal collision in Waihee last week. Photo courtesy the Kana & Latham 'ohana.

Photos: Na'ilima Kana (top left); Kalamaku Kana (top right); Tyson Latham (bottom left); Na'ilima Kana is pictured with his daughter, Kahali’aoku’uhaola Emma Kana-Yarborough (bottom right). Na'ilima's parents, Leinani and Jacob Kana described their son as a "very good father." Na'ilima was the driver of a sedan that was involved in a fatal collision in Waihee last week. Photo courtesy the Kana & Latham 'ohana.

The three succumbed to injuries from the crash that occurred on Wednesday, September 30, 2009.  The accident was reported shortly after 10:30 p.m. on the Kahekili Highway, as the three were headed back to the Kana residence after dining in Kahului.

The vehicle the trio was in, swerved out of control and overturned, coming to rest near a tree, just a short distance from the Kana’s home.  Police say all three were not wearing seatbelts and authorities named speed as a suspected factor.  Autopsies on all three victims were conducted earlier this week.  Results are pending release.

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The three will be remembered in a wake set for Friday, October 9, 2009 at St. Anthony Church in Wailuku.  Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. with a service at 6:30 p.m.  Visitation continues in the East Maui town of Keanae on Saturday, October 10, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Camp Keanae YMCA gym, with burial to follow at St. Gabriel Church cemetery.

Na’ilima and Kalamaku Kana are survived by their parents, Leinani and Jacob Kana; brothers Kamauliola and Ka’ananalu; sisters Kanekapolei and Kaleinani; and grandparents Daniel Carmicheal and ‘Awapuhi Ka’auamo Carmichael, and Jacob Kana Sr. and Charlene Kana.  Na’ilima Kana is also survived by a daughter, Kahali’aoku’uhaola Emma Kana-Yarborough; and his companion Risa Yarborough.

Tyson Latham is survived by his parents William “Wade” Latham Jr. and Veralyn “Sissy” Frame; older sister, Jana Frame of Hana; and his grandparents, Ora Souza Latham and Verlin “Bill” and Kiele Ka’auamo Frame.

(Posted by Wendy Osher, © 2009)

*****Note:  A complete story by Wendy Osher was published in the Wednesday, October 7, 2009 edition of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and can be accessed at the following link:

http://www.starbulletin.com/news/20091007_For_our_family_it_is_devastating.html

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