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Kula Boy Dies in Pauwela Traffic Accident

November 26, 2012, 9:44 AM HST
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Maui Police Station, file photo courtesy Maui County.

By Wendy Osher

Maui police have launched an investigation following the death of a 12-year-old Maui boy who suffered fatal injuries in a single-vehicle crash in Pauwela on Sunday.

Maui police say the accident was reported at 5:11 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2012 on Pauwela Lighthouse Road (Lot 217), about a half-mile north of the Hana Highway.

According to police reports, a 1984 Toyota pickup truck, was traveling northbound on Pauwela Lighthouse Road, when the driver, a 44-year old Kula man, swerved to avoid a tire on the dirt roadway.

Police say the vehicle overturned onto its passenger side.

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A 12-year old male passenger within the vehicle, identified as Connor Ellis of Kula, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene of the crash, according to police.

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The operator was treated at Maui Memorial Medical Center and released.

The involvement of speed, drugs, and alcohol has not been determined as the investigation is still pending.

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