Maui Man Dies of Injuries From Pickup Truck Incident
By Wendy Osher
A 23-year-old Maui man has since died of the injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Sunday, April 6, 2014, on the Kula Highway.
Maui police say Jared Robello died on Monday, April 7, while at the Maui Memorial Medical Center after sustaining critical life-threatening injuries in the crash.
According to police reports, Robello, who was a passenger in a white 1999 Toyota Tacoma pick-up, climbed out of the cab of the truck through the rear sliding window, and fell out of the truck bed while the truck was moving.
The incident was reported at around 7:45 p.m., about 1.7 miles south of Kealakapu Road, near the Sun Yat Sen Park.
The truck was being operated by another 23-year-old man who was traveling north on the highway when the incident occurred.
Police say the incident was the fifth traffic fatality on Maui County roads this year, compared to four at the same time last year.