Paia man critical after crash in pickup
A 20-year-old Paia man remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday, following a crash Friday night on Baldwin Avenue in Paia, police said.
The crash occurred at 9:31 p.m. just south of Holomua Road. Police said the man was driving a black Toyota pickup truck that was traveling north when it went off the roadway, up onto an embankment and spun clockwise before returning to the road facing northeast. The driver was ejected from the vehicle in the crash, police said.
He was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said.
The driver wasn't wearing a seat belt, police said.
Ice cream truck fire disrupts traffic flow
Honoapiilani Highway was partially closed near Launiupoko Park on Monday morning when an ice cream delivery truck caught on fire, a fire official said.
Lahaina engine, ladder and tanker crews were dispatched to the 5:54 a.m. alarm about a quarter-mile south of the park. Firefighters arrived to find the truck engulfed in flames, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
The fire was brought under control by 6:36 a.m. and extinguished at 6:59 a.m., he said. After being partially closed with traffic in alternating directions at 6 a.m., the highway was reopened at 7:07 a.m.
No injuries were reported.
Two meetings slated for OHA this week
The state Office of Hawaiian Affairs will hold two meetings on Maui this week.
A community meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Kamehameha Schools Maui campus in the Namahana Dining Hall. Also, an OHA Board of Trustees meeting will start at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Cameron Center auditorium.
The aim of the community meeting is for OHA officials to listen to concerns and highlight efforts to improve conditions within Hawaiian communities. The agenda for the board meeting includes an update of Ho'oulu Lahui Aloha, the Hawaiian governance initiative, and other OHA activities.
For more information, go online to www.oha.org or call OHA's Maui office at 873-3364.
Kahumoku to be among event's speakers
Grammy Award-winning slack-key artist George Kahumoku Jr. will be among guest speakers during the Maui County Nutrition & Physical Activity Coalition's annual meeting Thursday at the Kahili Golf Clubhouse in Waikapu.
The free event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the clubhouse's Nahele Room. Seating is limited. To make a required reservation for a seat, contact program coordinator Sandy McGuinness at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 264-7895.
Aside from being an award-winning musician, Kahumoku maintains his 3-acre farm, growing fruits, vegetables and dry-land taro and tending to his goats, chickens, ducks and miniature horses.
Other speakers include Kirk Surry, the Kihei School Garden coordinator and master gardener; and Kathy Becklin, the "Grow Some Good" Web designer, developer and social media specialist.
The coalition's meeting agenda also includes updates on the Complete Streets on Maui project, the Central Maui pedestrian and bicycle plan, and worksite wellness initiatives.