POLICE: Drugs, Alcohol Factors in Fatal Maui Meadows Crash

August 1, 2013, 4:04 PM HST · Updated August 1, 4:05 PM
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Maui Police Department. Courtesy Photo.

Maui Police Department. Courtesy Photo.

By Maui Now Staff

Police released information today saying drugs and alcohol were determined to be contributing factors in a fatal motor vehicle crash reported over a month ago in South Maui.

The incident was reported at 7:58 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, on Mapu Place, about 90-feet east of the Mililani Street intersection in the Maui Meadows subdivision.

Maui police say 36-year-old Sirius Fazao Pereira of Wailea was initially transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition, but succumbed to his injuries and died on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

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According to police reports, Pereira was traveling eastbound on Mapu Place when the vehicle he was operating drifted off the roadway and collided into a parked trailer on the eastbound shoulder of the road.

The incident was the 10th traffic fatality on Maui County roads this year.

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