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Soldier dies in car crash on Maui

LAHAINA, Maui (KHNL) - A U.S. Army soldier is dead following a car accident on Maui Monday night.

Police say 26-year-old Taylor Norris was traveling Kaanapali bound on Honoapiilani Highway at about 11:46 p.m. when his car rear-ended a motorcyclist.

Norris lost control of his car, veered off the road and slammed into two trees.  His car then caught on fire.  He died at the scene.

The motorcyclist, a 50-year-old Lahaina man, was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center for his injuries and was later flown to Oahu.  Police say he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Norris was on leave while transferring from his station in South Korea for a new assignment in Texas.

Police are investigating whether speed, alcohol and the use of drugs are involved.

This is Maui County's 15th traffic fatality as compared to 17 the same time last year.

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