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Traffic Fatality: Maui Veterans Highway now OPEN

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Kīhei head-on crash (1.24.22) PC: Maui Police Department

(Update: 4:10 p.m. Jan. 24, 2022)

Maui police believe that speed is a factor in a deadly head-on motor vehicle crash reported this morning on the Maui Veterans Highway that claimed the life of a 54-year-old Kīhei man. 

The crash was reported at around 8:36 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, on the highway, about 1,252 feet north of Kealia National Wildlife Refuge Road.

Police say a preliminary investigation reveals that a white 1995 Toyota Corolla four-door sedan, traveling north on Maui Veterans Highway, crossed left of center into the grass median and onto the southbound lanes of travel. The Toyota then collided head-on into a white 2006 Sterling tractor-trailer headed south within the outer lane of Maui Veterans Highway.

The male operator of the Toyota, sustained life-threatening injuries and died at the scene, according to police.

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The full report is posted at the following link.

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Update: (12:10 p.m., Jan. 24, 2022)

The Maui Veterans Highway is now OPEN in both directions. It was closed for more than three hours while police conducted an investigation into a traffic fatality. The crash was reported shortly before 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, near Mile 5. Details are forthcoming from Maui police.

*This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Update: (11:17 a.m., Jan. 24, 2022)

Maui police have confirmed that an accident on the Maui Veterans Highway has resulted in a fatality.

The highway remains closed in both directions until further notice while police conduct an investigation. The highway is closed from Hansen Road near the Puʻunēnē Mill and North Kīhei Road.

Maui police say the crash involved two vehicles.

The crash was reported shortly before 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, near Mile 5.

Update: (9:51 a.m., Jan. 24, 2022)

Maui police have confirmed that an accident on the Maui Veterans Highway has resulted in a fatality. The highway is closed in both directions until further notice while police conduct an investigation. The crash was reported shortly before 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, near Mile 5.

Road Closure: (8:48 a.m. Jan. 24, 2022)

Maui Veterans Highway by mile marker 5 is closed in both directions due to a motor vehicle collision.

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