Man dies after head-on collision in Makawao

MAKAWAO, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 55-year-old Makawao man has died after the motorcycle he was operating collided head-on with a car shortly before 1 p.m. Friday in Makawao.

According to the Maui Police Department, the accident occurred on Baldwin Avenue North of Kee Road.

Police officials say a 2008 Nissan Versa traveling southbound on Baldwin Avenue apparently crossed left of the center median. The car collided head-on into the victims 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle that was traveling northbound on Baldwin Avenue.

Officials say the victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The victim was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center with life threatening injuries, where he later died.

Officials say the driver of the car, a 69-year-old man from Makawao, was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center via ambulance with minor injuries. Officials say he was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, and the vehicle's airbags did deploy.

It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. This is Maui County's second fatality this year, as compared to one at the same time last year.

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