Driver dies after crashing into parked cars in Kahului lot

Driver dies after crashing into parked cars in Kahului lot
Maui police investigate deadly crash in a parking lot near the Kahului Ross (Source: MauiNow.com)

KAHULUI, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) -Maui police are investigating a deadly crash in a Kahului parking lot Wednesday evening.

The crash happened outside of Ross and the old Safeway. Photos from Maui Now show police officers staging a crime scene.

Police say the collision happened just after 5 p.m.

At least four vehicles were involved. Authorities believe one vehicle climbed a raised parking island, and crashed into three parked cars. Two of the vehicles were unoccupied, and a woman was in another.

Police said a 41-year-old man who was behind the wheel of a 1996 Acura died at the scene. His name and cause of death have not been released.

A 24-year-old woman suffered minor injuries and was treated by medics.

The Acura driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

“The involvement of Alcohol and drugs has not been determined as the investigation is still pending. Speed is not considered to be a factor in this crash,” MPD said.

This is Maui County’s 16th fatality compared 12 this time last year.

This story will be updated.

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