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Police identify woman killed in SUV plunge off Maui cliff

  • COURTESY TOM JOHNSON

    A woman died and another was critically injured Sunday afternoon after the SUV they were in ran off Hana Highway and plunged 200 feet off a cliff.

Maui police have identified the 37-year-old Haiku woman, who was killed Sunday when the vehicle she was a passenger in fell 200 feet down the side of a cliff on Hana Highway, as Anastasia Duval.

The driver of the vehicle, who also is a 37-year-old woman from Haiku, is in critical condition at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

The vehicle, a white 2016 Ford Explorer, was removed by helicopter from the rocky shoreline.

The accident occurred at 4:41 p.m. on Hana Highway, approximately 0.3 miles south of mile marker 48.

Witnesses said the driver was arguing with the passenger while the SUV was parked on the highway. The driver then drove into a rock wall on the makai side of the roadway and the Ford Explorer fell approximately 200 feet down the side of the cliff, landing onto the rocky shoreline below

At the same time on the northwestern end of then island, a 23-year-old Kihei woman had to be rescued in the area near the Nakalele Blowhole and the Olivine Pools after falling 60 feet near the 39.5 mile marker of the Honoapiilani Highway. The accident occurred at 4:40 p.m. She was hospitalized at Maui Memorial in serious condition.

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