Kahului man killed in moped accident on Maui

Kahului man killed in moped accident on Maui

KAHULUI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A moped accident in Kahului killed a 25-year-old man Saturday morning.

The accident happened on S. Papa Ave. near the intersection of Maalo St. in Kahului at approximately 7:19 a.m.

Police say 25-year-old Davin Ah Yen was traveling southbound along S. Papa Ave. on a black Vespa moped when it struck a blue Honda CR-V traveling northbound into a residential driveway.

Ah Yen suffered critical injuries and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. 

The 23-year-old male operator of the CR-V, also of Kahului, did not suffer any injuries. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the incident. 

Ah Yen was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to MPD. Police are investigating if speed, alcohol or drugs were contributing factors in this incident.

This is Maui County's fifth fatality for 2015 as compared to 14 at this same time last year.

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