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Critical accident snarls Maui traffic for hours

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WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 19-year-old woman was critically injured after the sedan she was driving crossed into oncoming traffic on Maui’s Honoapiilani Highway and hit two cars.

The woman was ejected from the vehicle. She was taken to Maui Memorial Hospital after the 8:30 a.m. accident.

Police closed the roadway nearly mile post 17, snarling traffic on the thoroughfare for hours. Visitors reported missing their flights, and residents said they were hours late for work.

The passengers of the other vehicles involved in the crash were uninjured.

There were three passengers in a commercial truck that was hit, and two people in a car that was sideswiped.

The road was reopened about noon.

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