Maui man dies in motorcycle crash on North Kīhei Road

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September 28, 2021, 11:51 a.m. HST
* Updated September 28 at 12:16 p.m.

PC: Maui Police Department.

A Maui man was fatally injured in a motorcycle crash on North KÄ«hei Road early Tuesday morning.

Police have since identified the motorcyclist as Myles Basquez, 36, from KÄ«hei.

According to police reports, Basquez was riding a Honda 2000 Model CBR1000RR motorcycle and was heading northwest on North KÄ«hei Road when he collided with a 2007 Ford Sport Trac pickup truck.

Preliminary investigation reveals that the driver of the Ford was also heading northwest when he slowed down and attempted to make a legal left turn in the nearby dinghy area.

Police said the driver of the motorcycle, which was traveling at high speed, collided with the driver’s side of the Ford.

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As a result of the collision, Basquez was thrown onto the roadway and died at the scene. The driver of the Ford, a 63-year-old man from KÄ«hei, suffered no injuries as a result of the crash.

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The incident was reported at 5:56 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 on North KÄ«hei Road approximately 0.1 mile SE of mile 3.

Police said the biker was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The driver of the Ford was wearing his seat belt, but the vehicle’s air bags did not inflate.

Speed ​​is suspected to be a factor in the crash, police say. The involvement of alcohol and drugs has not been determined as the investigation is still ongoing.

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It was the 12th road fatality in Maui County this year, up from six at the same time last year.

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