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Four killed in multi-vehicle crash on Honoapi’ilani Highway

On Saturday, September 30 at approximately 6:53 p.m., a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on Honoapillani Highway just south of Kekaa Drive in Kaanapali.

Maui Police Department officials say the collision occurred as a white 2003 Dodge pickup truck traveling south on Honoapiilani Highway crossed left of a painted median and collided head-on into a white 2007 Toyota Camry four-door sedan traveling north on Honoapiilani Highway within the inner lane.

The Toyota Camry then collided into a black 2014 Dodge pickup truck traveling north on Honoapiilani Highway within the outer lane. A tan 2015 Toyota Sienna passenger van, also traveling north on Honoapiilani Highway within the outer lane then collided into the rear of the Toyota Camry.

Officials say the male operator of the 2003 Dodge pickup truck, who was utilizing his seatbelt, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

In addition, the male operator of the Toyota Camry, who was utilizing his seatbelt, sustained fatal injuries and was also pronounced dead at the scene. A rear seat passenger, who was not utilizing his seatbelt, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Another rear seat passenger, who was not utilizing her seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The front seat passenger, a 36 year old female from San Mateo, California was utilizing her seatbelt and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition. A rear seat passenger, a 38 year old male from Galt, California was utilizing his seatbelt and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.

The male operator of the 2014 Dodge pickup truck, a 37 year old male from Kahului, was utilizing his seatbelt and was not injured in the collision.

The male operator of the Toyota Sienna, a 55 year old male from Napili, was utilizing his seatbelt and was not injured in the collision. All three rear seat passengers were utilizing their seatbelts. One of the passengers, a 44 year old female from Studio City, California sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

The male operator of the white 2003 Dodge pickup truck has been identified as 52 year old Raymundo Hernandez-Ramirez of Lahaina.

The rear seat passengers of the Toyota Camry who sustained fatal injuries were identified as 36 year old Charles Whipple of San Mateo, California and 36 year old Danille McColloch of Galt, California.

The name of the Toyota Camry operator is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

Initial investigation reveals speed as a factor in the collision.

The involvement of drugs and alcohol are still pending as the investigation is on-going.

This is Maui County’s 11th traffic fatality for 2017 as compared to 12 the same time last year.

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