A Napili man died Monday afternoon while clearing land in the Honokohau Valley. Maui Police say 57 year-old Joseph Bento was pinned under a large tree when a friend discovered him there around 5 p.m. yesterday.
Bento was unconscious and had sustained multiple injuries. Despite the efforts of first responders, Bento succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.