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Teenage boy dies of injuries in Kihei crash

A 14-year-old boy who was a passenger in a car that was hit by a pickup truck died Monday after suffering life-threatening injuries in the Sunday night collision in Kihei, police said.

He was the second person killed in the three-vehicle collision that occurred at 7:24 p.m. on Piilani Highway north of Welakahao Road. Police said a gray 2008 Ford F150 pickup truck was traveling north on the highway and crossed left of center to collide into a white 2016 Nissan Versa that was traveling south. The Nissan then collided into a white 2016 Ford Focus that was also traveling south, police said.

The boy was a passenger in the Nissan, which was driven by 49-year-old Kihei resident Mildred Jouvenat, who died at the scene of the crash, police said. The boy was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at about 2 p.m. Monday while in intensive care, police said.

The pickup truck driver, a 43-year-old Kihei man, suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital, police said.

A 74-year-old Kihei woman driving the Ford Focus sustained minor injuries and also was transported to the hospital, police said.

The boy’s death raised the number of fatalities on Maui County roads this year to 14, compared with 10 at the same time last year.