On Thursday, November 20, 2014 at about 3:53 PM, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Pulehu Road East of Hansen Road. Preliminary investigation reveals the operator of a Toyota pickup truck traveling West on Pulehu Road, crossed the solid double yellow lane markings and collided into a Ford Ranger pickup truck traveling East on Pulehu Road.
As a result of this collision the Ford, which was being operated by forty-four (44) year old Frederick BRITTAIN 2ND of Kula rolled over. Mr. BRITTAIN was ejected from his vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. The twenty-two (22) year old male from Waikapu operating the Toyota was not injured as a result of this crash
The airbags of the Toyota deployed as a result of this crash.
The Ford was not equipped with airbags and the operator was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol has not been determined as the investigation is still pending.
This is Maui County’s 20th traffic fatality as compared to 14 the same time as last year.
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