Cheryl Black, 55, a visitor from McKinney, TX, has been identified as the woman who died after a fall from a ledge at the Pools of Oheo Gulch near Hana Thursday.
The woman apparently fell 15-20 feet from a ledge while attempting to climb between two of the 23 pools at Oheo Gulch – known to many as “The Seven Sacred Pools.” The Haleakala National Park site attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Maui Police say life-saving measures were administered in an attempt to revive BLACK, however, she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cause of death is unknown pending autopsy results.
A single-vehicle accident has closed Baldwin Avenue between Hali’imaile and Kaluanui Roads. According to Mauiwatch reports, a woman is the only accident victim and has been transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.
Police have closed the road in both directions. The accident was first reported shortly after 2 p.m. today. The road was reopened at 3:55 p.m. today.
A man visiting from Missouri appears to have drowned this afternoon in near shore waters off Ka’anapali Beach.
Maui Police, Fire and rescue crews and paramedics responded to a call at 4:30 p.m. along Ka’anapali Parkway regarding an unresponsive male. The man had reportedly been snorkeling just a few feet from shore when witnesses noticed he was experience trouble.
Beachgoers helped the man to shore and began CPR – continuing until emergency units arrived. All life saving measures were unsuccessful and the victim died. Cause of death will be released following an autopsy.
A Haiku woman is still in critical condition this morning after being struck by a vehicle Monday night on Kokomo Road between Haiku and Makawao.
Maui Police say that – around 7:32 p.m. Monday, the collision between a car and pedestrian happened while the pedestrian was tending to a disabled truck. The accident happened on Kokomo Road, North of Nehe Place in Haiku. The collision occurred when a 2002 Lexus RX300, traveling North on Kokomo Road collided into a female pedestrian walking northbound within the roadway, around a utility truck performing service in the area.
The operator of the Lexus is described as a 65 year-old female from Haiku. Neither the operator of the Lexus nor her juvenile male passenger was injured as a result of this crash. The pedestrian is described as a 52 year-old woman from Haiku. She was subsequently transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center via ambulance with life threatening injuries.
The operator and passenger of the Lexus were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, and the vehicle’s airbags did not deploy.
The involvement of speed and drugs and alcohol has not been determined as the investigation is still pending. Kokomo Road was closed four four hours while officers conducted their on-scene investigation. The road reopened at 12:05 a.m. today. No update on the victim’s condition have been released.
A Makawao man died today after a head-on collision on Baldwin Avenue near Ke’e Road. Maui Police say the victim was riding a motorcycle when he was struck by a southbound car shortly before 1 p.m. today.
Police say the collision occurred when a 2008 Nissan Versa, traveling south on Baldwin Avenue crossed left of center and collided head-on into a 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle that was traveling northbound on Baldwin Avenue.
The operator of the Nissan is described as a 69 year old-male from Makawao. He was subsequently transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center via ambulance for minor injuries. The motorcycle operator is a 55 year-old man from Makawao. He was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center with life threatening injuries. Later, the man succumbed to his injuries and died as a result of this crash.
The identity of the motorcycle operator is being withheld until notification of next of kin can be made.
The operator of the Nissan was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, and the vehicle’s airbags did deploy. The operator of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The involvement of speed and drugs and alcohol has not been determined as the investigation continues.
This is Maui County’s second fatality this year, compared with one at the same time last year.
Electrical service has been restored to all customers in the areas of Paia bounded by Hana Hwy., Baldwin Ave., Paia Halelani Subd., Skill Village, Anohou St., Mahiko St., Ike Dr. and laterals as of 3:16 a.., according to a press release from Maui Electric Company.
A vehicle-versus-utility pole accident on Baldwin Avenue around 2 a.m. knocked power out to the surrounding areas. Maui Police have not released any further details on the accident.
MECO apologizes for any inconvenience this situation may have caused and thanks customers for their patience and understanding.
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