Ha‘ikū Man Dies, Vehicle Plunges 200 Feet Off Maliko Gulch CliffJune 6, 2018, 6:47 PM HST · Updated June 7, 3:32 PM Wendy Osher · 19 Comments
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.
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.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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.
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