Lahaina man, 19, dies after head-on crash

Cause of crash under investigation

Published  3:00 PM HST Jul 26, 2013
LAHAINA, Hawaii -

Maui police say a 19-year-old man died after a moped crash on the west side of the island Thursday night.

It happened at around 8:17 p.m. fronting the Kahana Reef condominium complex on Lower Honoapiilani Road in Lahaina.

Police say a moped was traveling south on Lower Honoapiilani Road when it crossed the center line and collided head-on into a Ford Fusion.

The 19-year-old moped rider was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center where he later died.  He was identified as Chanse Uyeda from Lahaina.

The driver and passenger in the Ford Fusion were not injured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

This is Maui County's ninth traffic fatality for 2013 compared with 15 at this same time last year.

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