Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 |
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An 18-year-old man died following a single-vehicle collision on Sunday, 1.7 miles west, makai, on Napo‘opo‘o Road in Captain Cook.
The teen has been positively identified as Maui Kamokukaulanaina Easton Marley Ellis-Noa.
Responding to a 9:18 a.m. call, police determined that a gray 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck was heading west (makai) on Napo‘opo‘o Road when it ran off of the right shoulder and struck a large tree. Ellis-Noa was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 1:30 p.m.
Police believe that speed is a factor in the crash.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and is asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Adam Roberg at (808) 326-4646, ext. 229, or email at email@example.com.
Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.
This is the 29th traffic fatality this year compared to 20 at this time last year.
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