A 61 year-old man died after a single-vehicle accident this morning in Makena. However, Maui Police have said the crash did not kill the man, so the death remains classified as an “unattended death.”
Just after 4:30 a.m. today, Bernardo Ragamat was traveling south on Makena Alanui in a Toyota 4-Runner. The vehicle, police say, failed to negotiate a sweeping left curve. Then the vehicle left the pavement, impacting a monkeypod tree.
Police say the victim was wearing a seatbelt – but died at the scene. Per the Medical Examiner, Ragamat did not die as a result of the crash, hence the “unattended death” classification. Final autopsy results are pending.
Makena Alanui, between Honoiki Street and Old Makena Road, was closed for nearly four hours while police conducted their investigation.