Haiku man dies following Paia moped crash

PAIA, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police say a man has died from injuries he received in a moped crash last month in Paia.

Police say on Friday, September 23 at 3:20 p.m. 58-year-old Ricky C. Hughes of Haiku was driving a moped down Hana Highway when he lost control and crashed into metal guard rail.

It happened near Kaiholo place in Paia.

Police say Hughes was taken to Maui memorial Medical Center in critical condition. Hughes died from his injuries on Saturday.

This is Maui County's 17th traffic related fatality for 2011 compared to 10 at the same time last year.

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