Motorist Fatally Injured in Molokaʻi Crash

May 9, 2013, 9:07 PM HST · Updated May 10, 5:09 AM
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By Wendy Osher

A 69-year-old Kaunakakai woman suffered fatal injuries in an afternoon traffic crash on Molokaʻi, according to police.

Police say a preliminary investigation indicates that a van collided into the rear of a motorized scooter that the woman was driving, as both vehicles were headed east on Kamehameha V Highway at around 2:22 p.m. on Thursday, May 9.

Both vehicles were within the east bound lane of the road when the accident was reported in the area of Kapaʻakea Loop in Kaunakakai, according to police reports.

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Maui Police Captain John Jakubczak issued an update stating that the scooter operator was transported to the Molokai General Hospital where she later died.  The operator of the van, meantime, a 60-year-old Kaunakakai man, was not injured in the crash, according to Capt. Jakubczak.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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