Lahaina Woman Fatally Injured in Paia Crash

November 1, 2009, 8:54 AM HST · Updated November 1, 8:54 AM
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A Maui woman was fatally injured in a single car crash in Paia over the weekend.  The woman has since been identified as 31-year-old Gianna M. Mitchell of Lahaina.

According to police reports, Mitchell was traveling south on Baldwin Avenue at around 10:12 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2009, when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving and collided with a dirt embankment.  Mitchell, who was the driver and lone occupant, was partially ejected and pinned under the vehicle which rolled came to rest on its side.

The woman was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition with life threatening injuries and died on Sunday, November 01, 2009.

The incident occurred less than a mile south of Holomua Road in Paia, forcing the closure of Baldwin Avenue to thru traffic during the investigation.

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The woman was driving a 1996 Toyota Corolla and was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.  Alcohol is being investigated as a possible factor.

This is the 19th fatality for Maui County in 2009, compared to 17 for the same time last year.

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