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Police identify victim in Maui moped crash

Maui police identified the Washington state vistor killed in a moped crash Saturday as 36-year-old Rama Fire.

Fire died at about 10:38 p.m. Saturday after his moped crossed the center line on Kokomo Road in Haiku and collided with a 2003 Audi sedan.

The driver of the Audi, a 43-year-old Haiku woman, and her passengers, a 20-year-old Haiku man and a 17-year-old Makawao girl, were not injured.

Police said Fire was wearing a helmet and the occupants in the Audi were wearing seat belts.

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

The death is Maui’s 13th traffic death this year, compared to 20 at the same time last year.

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