On Friday, January 10, 2020 at approximately 10:44 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on South Kihei Road at Uwapo Road in Kihei, Maui. The collision occurred as a blue 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling north on South Kihei Road, collided head-on into a silver 2001 Toyota 4-Runner, traveling south on South Kihei Road, negotiating a left turn onto Uwapo Road.
The operator of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet, and was ejected onto the roadway. The operator of the motorcycle was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room in critical life-threatening condition where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The operator and passenger of the Toyota 4-Runner were both wearing their seat belts and were not injured in the collision.
The operator of the vehicle has since been identified, following the notification of next of kin, as Gregory Eugene Martindale (49) of Kihei.
The involvement of speed, drugs, and alcohol are still pending as the investigation is ongoing.
This is Maui County’s 2nd traffic fatality for 2020 as compared to 2 the same time last year.