WAIHEE, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Maui woman passed away Saturday morning after crashing her truck in Waihee.
Police say Tiare Franco was driving north on Kahekili Highway, around 1:08 a.m., when she attempted to curve left with the road. Instead, she veered off the roadway, about a mile and a half north of Oki Place, and down a steep embankment. The 22 year old Haiku woman was ejected from her Dodge truck, and died on the scene. Another person was allegedly in the truck, but fled before police arrived.
Maui police say Franco's body was found 75 feet down a cliff, near Waihee Elementary School. It's unknown if speed, drugs, or alcohol were involved.
Copyright 2011 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.
Surf's up this in Waikiki as dozens of locals and visitors flood the beach for the annual Duke's Oceanfest.More >>
A massive air and sea search is underway for five missing soldiers who were on board an Army chopper that crashed late Tuesday off Oahu.More >>
To see the latest scores from high school football games around the state, click here for the ScoringLive scoreboard on Hawaii News Now.More >>