On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at approximately 3:14 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Crash occurred on Kauhikoa Road north of Mai Place in Haiku. The crash occurred as a red 2001 Volkswagen Passat four-door sedan, traveling north down Kauhikoa Road, went left of center on a bend in the roadway, into the opposing lane of travel before leaving the roadway onto the opposite shoulder, went up a dirt embankment and came to rest after colliding with a tree.
The lone female operator was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Preliminary investigation revealed the female operator was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The female operator has since been identified as 77 year old Maryvonne P. Kosatschkow of Haiku.
The involvement speed, drugs, and alcohol are still pending as the investigation is ongoing.
This is Maui County’s 12th traffic fatality for 2017 as compared to 13 the same time last year.