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UPDATE: Honoapiilani Hwy Accident, Maalaea Side of Lookout

October 13, 2011, 10:20 PM HST
* Updated October 14, 10:20 AM
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Honoapiilani Highway in the area of the Scenic Lookout. File photo, by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 10:16 a.m. 10/14/11)

Maui police released details today from the accident that forced the closure of the Honoapiilani Highway for about three hours Thursday night.

The single vehicle accident involved a pickup truck that was traveling with four occupants aboard.

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Maui police say one occupant was originally listed in critical condition, but their condition was later downgraded.

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Authorities say once the individual’s condition was downgraded, the scene was turned back over to patrol units.

The accident forced the closure of the highway between 9:15 p.m. Thursday, October 13, and 12:22 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011.

(Update: 12:22 a.m. 10/14/11)

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The Honoaiilani Highway is now open in both directions.  The motor vehicle accident reported earlier in the evening has since been cleared.  It could take a while before cars stuck in the delay clear, and traffic resumes a normal flow.

(Update: 10:21 p.m. 10/13/11)

Maui police say the Honoapiilani Highway is now closed until further notice following a motor vehicle accident earlier this evening.

Initially, the accident resulted in the closure of the Lahaina-bound lane only.  Now authorities say the accident is affecting both lanes of travel.

Crews from both the Maui Police and Fire Departments remain on scene.

(Posted: 9:58 p.m. 10/13/11)

The Lahaina-bound lane of the Honoapiilani Highway was blocked at last report following a motor vehicle accident on the Maalaea side of the Scenic Lookout.

The road advisory went into effect at 9:16 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2011.

Authorities say both Maui Police and Firefighters were on scene.

***We will post more information as it becomes available.

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