A Kahului man died today after the moped he was riding crashed into a Honda CRV in Kahului this morning. The deceased is 25 year-old Davin K. Ah Yen of Kahului. Maui Police say he was riding a black Vespa scooter traveling south on South Papa Street near the intersection of Maalo Street.
At around 7:19 a.m., a blue 2009 Honda CRV was traveling north on the same street, and made a left turn into a residential driveway. The moped Ah Yen was operating struck the Honda, resulting in critical injuries. He was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition. He died a short time later.
The driver of the CRV, a 23 year-old man, also from Kahului, was uninjured. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. The passenger side airbags deployed. Police say Ah Yen was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The involvement of speed, alcohol, and drugs remain under investigation.
This is Maui County’s fifth fatality for 2015 as compared to 14 at this same time last year.