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Driver, passenger of truck in custody following Maui police pursuit

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Published: Feb. 9, 2022 at 6:48 PM HST|Updated: Feb. 10, 2022 at 6:34 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police said the driver and passenger of a truck that led officers on a pursuit Wednesday along Honoapiilani Highway are now in custody.

Authorities said the incident started around 7:30 a.m. following reports of an unauthorized vehicle in an apartment parking lot in Lahaina.

Several officers joined the chase when the truck accelerated through an intersection against the red light near Keawe Street.

The pursuit continued until Lahaina Bypass Road where officials said the vehicle hit an SUV and rolled over several times before landing in the ocean.

Following the crash, witnesses informed officers that a male passenger was fleeing from the truck. Officers said they found the 19-year-old swimming out into the water and were able to take him into custody.

Police said the driver remained in the vehicle and was identified as a 26-year-old woman who was wanted in a separate case.

Maui police said the driver of the truck and a passenger were taken to Maui Memorial for treatment.

Officials said others involved in the crash were treated and released on the scene.

This story may be updated.

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