A Kahului man died this morning after his motorcycle impacted vehicles travelling in opposite directions at the Kehalani intersection with Honoapi’ilani Highway.
Maui Police say 27 year-old Joeffrey Bacay was traveling toward Lahaina on a Kawasaki motorcycle at 6:58 a.m. today when he ran into a Hyundai sedan that was turning onto the highway from Kehalani Parkway, travelling toward Lahaina. Upon impact, Bacay’s motorcycle broke apart and hit a Toyota sedan travelling in the opposite direction.
Bacay was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Emergency Room of Maui Memorial Medical Center. A woman driving the Hyundai sedan suffered minor injuries. The driver of the Toyota was not hurt. Bacay was not wearing a helmet. Both of the vehicle drivers were wearing their seatbelts. The airbag in the Hyundai deployed.
All vehicular traffic at the intersection was diverted after the scene was closed while Police conducted their investigation. Speed is suspected as a factor in the crash. The involvement of drugs or alcohol has not been determined.