Visitor critically injured in Maui crash

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The Maui Police Dept. reports that two vehicles containing visitors crashed on Honoapiilani Highway Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 1:06 p.m. Feb. 18, the crash occurred near north of the scenic lookout. A white 2012 Hyundai Elantra 4-door sedan, operated by a 57-year-old man from Gary, Indiana, was traveling northbound when the Hyundai crossed left of center and clipped the rear driver side quarter panel of a silver 2015 Nissan Altima 4-door sedan traveling southbound, operated by a 57-year-old man from Bedford, Texas.

The Hyundai then continued northbound in the southbound lane and collided head-on into a gray 2015 Dodge Dart 4-door sedan, operated by a 45-year-old man from Brookline, Massachusetts.

The driver of the Hyundai Elantra was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center with critical, life-threatening, injuries.

The four occupants of the Nissan Altima and the two ccupants of the Dodge Dart were all transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in fair condition.

Preliminary investigation reveals that airbags were deployed in all three vehicles and all involved were wearing their seat belts at the time on the crash.

Speed is a factor in the crash. The involvement of drugs and alcohol are still pending as the investigation is ongoing.

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