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One Dead in Honoapiʻilani Accident at Olowalu

August 7, 2016, 12:26 PM HST
* Updated August 8, 10:36 AM
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UPDATE:

Maui police have since identified the operator of a vehicle involved in a deadly crash Friday night on the Honoapiʻilani Highway as 34-year old Brenson Rosario.

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One man is dead following a single-car motor vehicle accident reported on the Honoapiʻilani Highway (30) fronting the Olowalu General Store on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at around 9:30 p.m., police said.

A gray F-150 pick-up truck, operated by an adult male, was headed south-bound on the highway when it failed to negotiate a left turn in the roadway and collided with a guardrail.

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Police say the pick-up truck then traveled across the on-coming lane and into a second guardrail and overturned and landed on the operator, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle. The operator was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The driver was not identified pending notification of next-of-kin.

A preliminary investigation revealed the operator was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol are under investigation.

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This was Maui County’s 11th traffic fatality in 2016 as compared to 15 at this time last year.

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