POSTED: 4:04 a.m. HST, Jun 26, 2012
A 33-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash Saturday near Kaunakaki, Maui County police said.
Police identified the victim as Cami Naehu.
Police said Naehu was driving a 2002 Honda motorcycle east on Kamehameha Highway, six-tenths of a mile east of Milepost 18, when she crossed into the westbound lane and onto the westbound shoulder at 4:47 p.m.
The motorcycle went up a small berm and hit a tree, and Naehu was thrown from the motorcycle, police said. Naehu was taken to Molokai General Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 7:14 p.m.
Police said she was wearing a helmet. Police said they were investigating whether speeding and alcohol contributed to the crash.
It was the 15th traffic fatality in Maui County this year. compared with six at this time last year, police said.