Maui police say seat belts weren’t being used in fatal morning crash

Maui police say seat belts weren’t being used in fatal morning crash
1 person died in a crash on Maui's Piilani Highway Saturday morning.

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man has died in a single car crash on Maui’s Piilani Highway early Saturday morning.

Police say just before 4 a.m., a car was traveling northbound on the highway near North Kihei Road when the driver lost control.

The driver crossed the highway, hit a fence, and rolled several times.

One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Maui police identified him as 35-year-old Jordan Lawrence of Pukalani.

The driver and another passenger were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say none of the occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

The highway was closed for over five hours during the investigation. All lanes are now open.

The investigation is ongoing. This is Maui County’s second traffic fatality of the year.

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