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Moped crash kills Maui woman

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:48 a.m. HST, Apr 15, 2014

A Kahului woman died from injuries suffered in a moped crash at the entrance to Puamana Beach Park near Lahaina Monday afternoon.

Police said Mary Fletcher, 50, driving a 2011 Romeo moped, stopped in traffic to make a left turn into the park from Honoapiilani Highway when a 2006 Ford, also traveling north, hit her from behind.

Fletcher was taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center emergency room with life-threatening injuries. She died at the hospital, police said.

The driver of the Ford, a 78-year-old Kihei man, was treated and released at the scene for minor injuries.

Fletcher was wearing a helmet.

Police are still investigating whether speed, drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.

The death is the eighth traffic fatality on Maui this year, compared to four at the same time last year. It was also the fifth fatality on Maui roads in the last ten days.

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kiragirl wrote:
Speed, drugs or alcohol? Age should have been included.
on April 15,2014 | 06:04AM
cojef wrote:
The last accident involved a couple who were on their honeymoon and both had their helmets on. Having said that, mo-ped should be used for only recreational purposes and not to be licensed for use on open highways where speed exceed 25 miles an hour. This accident occurred as she was making a turn from the highway into the Turtle Bay resort, according to another media source. The statistics on mo-ped accidents in a 6 months period is exceedingly high as compared to motor-cycles. Yet there are more motor-cycles licensed than mo-peds.
on April 15,2014 | 07:21AM
entrkn wrote:
The dishonest lazy do nothing Maui Police will do nothing except collect their pay checks and overtime once again.
on April 15,2014 | 10:58AM
entrkn wrote:
on April 15,2014 | 11:00AM
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