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Napili man dies in single-vehicle crash on Maui

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 34-year-old man died Monday in a single-vehicle crash on Honoapiilani Highway, Maui police said.

The victim was identified as Adam Newkirk of Napili.

Police said at around 10 p.m., Newkirk was traveling north in a white 1991 Jeep Wrangler near mile marker 34. He then struck an embankment off the right shoulder, veered back onto the roadway and then overturned, ejecting him from the Jeep.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A preliminary investigation revealed Newkirk was not wearing a seat belt at the time. Police are still investigating whether speed, drugs and alcohol are a factor.

This is Maui County’s 20th traffic fatality for 2015 as compared to 19 the same time last year.    

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