Victim in fatal Maui crash identified

WAILEA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A motorcycle crash on Maui has killed a 28-year-old Kihei man. Maui police late Sunday evening identified the driver as Kenneth J. Talbot lll.

Maui police say the crash happened at 12:27 a.m. Sunday morning in Wailea.

MPD says it appears the Talbot lost control of his Kawasaki motorcycle on a turn on Wailea Alanui Drive about a mile north of Kuakahi.

Police say the Talbot who was not wearing a helmet struck a median and a tree, he died at the scene. Police are looking into whether speed, drugs and alcohol contributed to the crash.

This is Maui's eleventh traffic death, compared to 9 at the same time last year.

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