Ha‘ikū Man Dies, Vehicle Plunges 200 Feet Off Maliko Gulch Cliff

June 6, 2018, 6:47 PM HST · Updated June 7, 3:32 PM
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A Maui man suffered fatal injuries after the vehicle he was driving plunged 200 feet off of a cliff at Maliko Gulch along Maui’s North Shore. The incident was reported at around 1:44 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

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    Police say a white pickup truck was reportedly traveling north on the Hāna Highway when it was observed going off the cliff at the top off Maliko Gulch towards Hoʻokipa.

    Emergency crews found a white 2013 GMC pickup truck at the bottom of the cliff, partially submerged in water.

    The male driver, identified as a 47-year-old Haʻikū man, was found inside the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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    The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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    Maui Fire crews responded to a report of a vehicle over a cliff in the Maliko Gulch area of Maui on Wednesday afternoon, June 6, 2018, sources tell Maui Now. The incident was reported at around 1:45 p.m. and temporarily impacted traffic. At around 5:45 p.m., a department helicopter was observed conducting operations in the area.  Multiple police and fire units were observed on scene.  No word yet on injuries or status of those involved.

    *Check back for updates, which will be posted as they become available.

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    Wendy Osher
    Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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