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Ha‘ikū Woman Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash

October 3, 2017, 10:07 PM HST
* Updated October 4, 7:02 AM
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A 77-year-old Ha‘ikū woman suffered fatal injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Kauhikoa Road on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 3:14 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 201,7 on Kauhikoa Road north of Mai Place in Haʻikū.

Police say the accident occurred as a red 2001 Volswagen Passat four-door sedan was traveling north down Kauhikoa Road and went left of the center on a bend in the roadway and into opposing lane of travel. The vehicle then left the roadway onto the opposite shoulder, went up a dirt embankment and came to rest after colliding with a tree.

The driver, identified as Maryvonne P. Kosatschkow, was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.

A preliminary investigation reveals that Kosatschkow was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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The involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol are still pending as the investigation is ongoing.

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This was Maui County’s 12th traffic fatality of 2017, compared to 13 at the same time last year.

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