Maui teen killed in vehicle crash in Kahului

Maui teen killed in vehicle crash in Kahului
A 16-year-old girl was killed in a vehicle crash on Maui on Tuesday (Image: Hawaii News Now)

KAHULUI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 16-year-old girl from Makawao was killed after a vehicle crash in Kahului on Tuesday afternoon, Maui police say.

Police said around 1 p.m., a pickup truck was going north on Hansen Road when it crashed into a utility pole.

The victim was in the back seat when it happened.

The driver and a front seat passenger were identified as juvenile males.

Though the victim has not been officially been identified, the Maui High School principal sent a letter to parents that informed them that a student had died.

"This loss has deeply affected our school community," the letter said. "On behalf of the entire Maui High ohana, I would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this student and to all of our staff."

Police are still investigating whether speed, drugs or alcohol were factors.

This story may be updated.

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