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Kīhei Man Succumbs to Injuries from Moped Crash

November 22, 2013, 3:11 PM HST
* Updated November 22, 4:16 PM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A Kīhei man succumbed to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident reported last month in South Maui, police c0nfirmed today.

Nicholas Webb, 54, died on Monday, Nov. 18, of injuries sustained in a moped crash reported at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, on South Kihei Road, about a half-mile south of the Alanui Ke Aliʻi Drive intersection, police said.

According a preliminary police investigation, Webb lost control of the moped he was operating while traveling south on South Kīhei Road, crossed the center line, and collided into the front of a white 2002 Dodge pick-up that was traveling in the opposite direction.

The 36-year-old Haʻikū man driving the truck was uninjured in the collision, police said.

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Webb was initially transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in serious condition, and eventually flown to Queen’s Medical Center on Oʻahu for further treatment.

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Maui police say alcohol and speed remain under investigation, and report that the moped operator was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The incident was the 14th traffic fatality on Maui County roads this year compared to 20 at the same time last year.

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