KULA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A vehicle crash involving one motorcycle occurred on Lower Kula Road, north of Waimele Place just after 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Investigators determined that the orange Enduro KTM motorcycle was being operated by 48-year-old Kula resident, Robert Phillips Jr.
Officials say the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, crossed left of center and collided into a utility pole on the opposite should of Lower Kula Road.
Phillips was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition where he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.