Elderly Haiku woman killed in Maui crash

Elderly Haiku woman killed in Maui crash

HAIKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - One woman is dead after a car accident on Maui.

Maui officials confirmed the fatality following a crash in Haiku that happened around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

The accident was located on Kauhikoa Road, at Mai Place when a 2001 Volkswagen Passat  traveling north on Kauhikoa Road crossed the center line on a bend into the opposite lane of traffic.

The Passat then went off the shoulder, up a dirt embankment and collided with a tree.

One woman, the driver of the vehicle, was the only person in the vehicle at the time.

She has been identified as 77-year-old Maryvonne Kosatschkow of Haiku.

She was transported to Maui Memorial Medical center in critical condition where she later died.

Police said she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Investigators are still trying to determine if speed, drugs or alcohol were involved.

This is Maui County's 12th traffic fatality for 2017 as compared to 13 the same time last year.

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