Maui Police have released the identity of the young man who died after falling from a moving pickup truck Sunday in Kula. Monday morning this week, 23 year-old Jared Robello died from injuries sustained in the incident.
Sunday evening at 7:45 p.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred on Kula Highway (37), 1.7 miles south of Kealakapu Road. Investigation reveals that a white 1999 Toyota Tacoma pick-up, operated by a 23 year old male, was traveling north on Kula Highway, when Jared Robello, a 23 year-old male passenger climbed out of the cab of the truck through the rear sliding window and into the bed of the truck. Mr. Robello then fell out of the truck’s bed while the truck was moving.
Subsequently Robello sustained critical life threatening injuries and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment.
On Monday April 7th, Robello succumbed to his injuries and died while at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
This is Maui County’s fifth fatality compared to four the same time last year.