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Man dies after moped crash in Kahului

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A 25-year-old Kahului man driving a moped died Saturday morning after colliding with a SUV on South Papa Avenue near Maalo Street in Kahului.

Davin K. Ah Yen, 25, suffered critical injuries after traveling south in the southbound lane of South Papa Avenue and struck a northbound blue 2009 Honda CR-V making a left turn into a residential driveway at 7:19 a.m.

Ah Yen was driving a black Vespa moped and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police said.

Ah Yen was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center and died at the hospital. The 23-year-old Kahului man driving the CR-V was not injured, Maui police said.

Police are investigating if speed or alcohol were factors in this collision.

This is Maui County’s fifth traffic fatality this year compared to 14 at the same time last year.

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