On Monday, September 17, 2018, at approximately 1:09 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Crash occurred on Dairy Road at the south entrance/exit to the Maui Marketplace in Kahului. The crash occurred as a white 1992 Isuzu flatbed tow truck was making a right turn out of the Maui Marketplace onto Dairy Road and collided into a pedestrian operating an electric personal mobility device within a marked crosswalk. The pedestrian was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries. The operator of the tow truck was not injured.
The pedestrian was identified as 64 year old Van Tomita of Kahului.
The involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol is unknown as the investigation is on-going.
This is Maui County’s 14th traffic fatality compared to seven the same time this year.