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Molokai Motorcycle Fatality

June 25, 2012, 12:38 PM HST
* Updated June 25, 3:19 PM
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File image by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A motorcyclist on Molokai suffered fatal injuries in a single vehicle collision over the weekend.

Maui police have since identified the victim as Cami Naehu.

According to police reports, Naehu was traveling east on Kamehameha V Highway at around 4:57 p.m., on Saturday, June 23, 2012, when the accident occurred in an area east of Kaunakakai.

Authorities say Naehu was operating a yellow and black 2002 Honda CBR600F 4i motorcycle that crossed left of center,  traveled into the west bound shoulder of the road, struck and berm, and collided into a tree.

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Police say the impact of the collision caused the woman to be ejected from the motorcycle.

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Naehu was transported to the Molokai General Hospital Emergency Room where she later succumbed to her injuries and died, police said.

Police say Naehu was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Police say the involvement of speed and alcohol are suspected; however they remain under investigation, along with other factors.

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The accident was Maui County’s 15th fatality of 2012, compared to six at this same time last year.

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