The victim was trying to cross Hana Highway near Dairy Road about an hour after sunset – around 7:15 p.m. that night. He was not in a marked crosswalk. He was struck by a blue 2014 Dodge van, traveling east on Hana Highway.
Dease was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical (life-threatening) condition where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Both the driver and his passenger in the van were unhurt.