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BRIEF: Honoapiilani OPEN Following Accident Near Launiupoko

October 16, 2011, 8:46 AM HST
* Updated October 16, 3:48 PM
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By Wendy Osher

(Update: 10:55 a.m. 10/16/11)

Maui police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a vehicle and driver that fled the scene of a fatal collision early this morning with pedestrian near Launiupoko.  Maui police say 19-year-old Failagi Vite Laloulu of Kahului died at the scene as a result of the crash.  *** An update with details of the accident are posted at a new LINK.

(Update: 8:31 a.m. 10/16/11)

The Honoapiilani Highway (Hwy 30) is now open following a motor vehicle accident fronting Launiupoko Park in West Maui.


Maui police began rerouting traffic around the scene at 4:41 a.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2011.


Northbound traffic was diverted up Kai Hele Ku onto Haniu, then to Punakea, and down to the cane haul road.  South bound traffic was rerouted onto a secondary cane haul road.

Police had cleared the accident and completed their investigation by 8:31 a.m.


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