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Head-on collision kills motorcyclist

The Maui News

A motorcyclist was killed after colliding head-on with another vehicle in Kihei late Friday evening, according to police.

At 10:44 p.m. Friday, a blue 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was turning north on South Kihei Road when it collided head-on into a silver 2001 Toyota 4-Runner traveling south on South Kihei Road and making a left turn onto Uwapo Road.

The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet and was ejected onto the roadway, police said. He was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Police identified him as 49-year-old Gregory Eugene Martindale of Kihei.

The driver and passenger of the Toyota 4-Runner were both wearing their seat belts and were not injured in the collision.

Police said the involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol is still pending investigation.

This is Maui County’s second traffic fatality of the year, as compared to two at the same time last year.

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