On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at about 1:00 p.m. Wailuku Patrol Officers were assigned to investigate a Motor Vehicle Crash which occurred on Hansen Road just north of Pulehu Road in Kahului. The crash occurred as a red 2014 Nissan Frontier pickup, traveling north on Hansen Road, failed to negotiate a left bend in the roadway, and collided into a utility pole located on the northbound shoulder. The rear seat passenger, a 16 year old female from Makawao, sustained life threatening injuries.
The driver of the vehicle and his front seat passenger were both identified as juvenile males from Kahului and Kihei respectively.
The involvement of speed, drugs, and alcohol are still pending as the investigation is ongoing.