Vehicle Over 100 Foot Cliff in Deadly Kahakuloa Crash

January 4, 2014, 5:12 PM HST · Updated January 8, 11:21 AM
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Fire crews respond to reports of a vehicle over the cliff at MP 10 of the Kahekili Highway on Maui. Photo by Wendy Osher..

Fire crews respond to reports of a vehicle over the cliff at MP 10 of the Kahekili Highway on Maui. Photo by Wendy Osher..

By Wendy Osher

A female suffered fatal injuries in a single-vehicle crash in which a vehicle dropped 100-feet down a cliff in Kahakuloa, Maui.

The incident was reported at 1:44 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 near mile post 10 of the Kahekili Highway.

Crews from Engine-1 out of Wailuku and Rescue-10 out of Kahului responded to the scene where personnel discovered a white BMW convertible about 100-feet down the cliff side, according to Maui Fire Captain Kris Sakamoto.

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Authorities say the vehicle was inaccessible from the top of the cliff.

Rescue-10 personnel, utilizing the department’s Air-1 helicopter, made access to the scene where crews found the body of a female with obvious signs of death within the vehicle, said Capt. Sakamoto.

The recovery of the body is pending a police department investigation.

Vehicle plunges 100 feet off Kahekili Cliff. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Vehicle plunges 100 feet off Kahekili Cliff. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Kahekili Highway, mile post 10. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Kahekili Highway, mile post 10. Photo by Wendy Osher.

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