On Monday, May 20, 2019 at approximately 9:15 a.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Honoapiilani Highway (30) just south of the Lahaina Bypass. Preliminary investigation revealed the collision occurred as a white 2017 Mercedes-Benz cargo van was traveling north-bound on Honoapiilani Highway when it crossed left of center and collided head-on into a silver 1987 Nissan pickup truck traveling south on Honoapiilani Highway.
The operator of the Mercedes-Benz van, a 20 year old male from Kahului, was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room in stable condition.
The operator of the Nissan pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene.
The operator of the Nissan pickup truck has been identified as 69 year old Jimmy Alvarez of Lahaina.
The roadway was closed for about three hours while police conducted their investigation.
The involvement of speed, drugs, and alcohol are still pending investigation.
This is Maui County’s ninth traffic fatality for 2019 as compared to three at this time last year.