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Two Visitors Die in Kahului Crash

July 7, 2015, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated July 7, 8:03 AM
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Hāna Highway crash. Maui Now graphic.

Hāna Highway crash. Maui Now graphic.

By Maui Now Staff

On Monday, July 6, 2015, at approximately 8:49 p.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Hāna Highway and Hoʻokele Street in Kahului as a Ford F-150 pickup truck traveled east on Hāna Highway and collided with a Ford Taurus four-door sedan turning left onto Hoʻokele Street from Hāna Highway.

The Ford Taurus was traveling north on Hāna Highway prior to executing the left turn at Hoʻokele Street from a designated left-turn lane.

The 72-year-old male driver of the Taurus and the 16-year-old male passenger riding in the rear driver’s-side seat were pronounced dead at the scene.

The other two passengers of the Ford Taurus were transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.

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The driver of the Ford F-150 pickup truck was treated for minor injuries and released by medics at the scene.

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Names of the deceased are being withheld pending next-of-kin notifications.

The driver of the Ford Taurus was a resident of Washington state; the 16-year-old passenger was a resident of Idaho.

It does not appear as if the operator or the occupant of the Ford pickup truck was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. All four occupants of the Ford Taurus were wearing their seatbelts.

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THe airbags in both vehicles deployed.

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