Maui man dies in single-vehicle crash on Old Haleakala Highway

Maui man dies in single-vehicle crash on Old Haleakala Highway

MAKAWAO, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 19-year-old man died Monday after losing control of his SUV on Old Haleakala Highway, according to the Maui Police Department.

Police said the driver, Jose Vasquez Jr. of Pukalani, was heading eastbound on the highway at around 7:30 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle near Aeloa Road. Vasquez was found in the overturned vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time.

The front seat passenger, a 22-year-old man from Pukalani, was treated at the scene for minor injuries. He was wearing his seat belt at the time.

According to MPD, the airbags did not deploy in the collision.

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