Lahaina Man Arrested in Connection with Fatal 2014 Car Crash
By Maui Now Staff
Maui police arrested a Lahaina man for his alleged connection with a fatal vehicle crash last year that claimed the life of 26-year-old woman.
Police say Lawrence Duran, 31, was arrested at 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday, March, 4, 2015, for a warrant following an indictment. He was charged with the following: first degree negligent homicide, operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, inattentive driving, and no no-fault insurance.
The charges stem from a March 18, 2014 crash reported on the Honoapiʻilani Highway at the Shaw Street intersection.
Police say Kelley Peterson, a 26-year-old woman with no local address, died in the crash.
Duran was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail at last report.
According to a police report filed by Maui police, a 1990 Toyota Corolla operated by a 30-year-old Lahaina man was traveling north on the highway when the vehicle struck a traffic signal pole within the east median. The crash was reported at 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Police said the vehicle continued through the intersection and collided into a second traffic signal pole where it came to rest.
As a result of the collision, police say the female riding in the front passenger seat sustained life-threatening injuries, and died after transport to the Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Police say the man driving the car was also taken to the hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.