Vehicle Suspected in Pi‘ilani Fatality Located, Owner Arrested and Released
Maui police have located and seized a green Geo Tracker suspected of being involved in a deadly motor vehicle collision on the Piʻilani Highway on Christmas Day.
Police recovered the vehicle on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018.
The owner of the vehicle, a 55-year-old Wailuku woman, turned herself in to police, according to department reports. She was arrested and released pending further investigation.
Police have not released the woman’s name.
On Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 at approximately 6:25 p.m., a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on Piʻilani Highway just south of Kaonoulu Street in Kīhei.
A preliminary investigation reveal’s that a Harley Davidson Motorcycle with two occupants was traveling southbound on Piʻilani Highway. While the motorcycle was in motion it collided with a rock on the roadway south of Kaonoulu Street. After colliding with the rock the female passenger fell off the motorcycle and onto the roadway.
Police say an unknown vehicle then collided with the female passenger after she fell off the motorcycle. According to police reports, the operator of the vehicle who struck the female passenger did not stop or report that they were involved in this collision.
The motorcycle was being operated by a 50-year-old Kīhei man who was not injured as a result of this collision.
The female passenger who fell off the motorcycle was identified as Stacy Jackson, 45, of Kīhei. She sustained fatal injuries as a result of the incident and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Neither the operator nor the passenger of the motorcycle were wearing helmets at the time.
The roadway was closed for about four hours while police investigated.
The involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol have yet to be determined as this investigation is currently ongoing.
This was Maui County’s 18th traffic fatality, compared to 17 at the same time last year.