PAIA, HI – The Maui Police Department said four people were injured in a crash involving a stolen vehicle early Monday morning.
In a news release, police said the incident occurred at about 5 a.m. on Hana Highway near mile marker 6 in Paia.
A preliminary investigation found that a 20-year-old Haiku man was driving a stolen 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt eastbound at a high rate of speed when he rear-ended a southbound Ford F-150 County of Maui pick-up truck. The Cobalt then went left of the center double solid yellow line and collided head-on with a 2000 Toyota Corolla going in the opposite direction.
The drivers of the Cobalt and the Corolla had to be extricated from their vehicles. The Cobalt driver was taken to the Maui Memorial Medical center with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Corolla, a 30-year-old Paia man, was in stable condition at the same hospital.
The driver of the pickup, a 31-year-old Lahaina man, and his passenger, a 48-year-old Kahului man, sustained minor injuries.
Investigators believe speed contributed to the collision, but have yet to determine whether drugs or alcohol were factors.
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