HAWAII – Maui Police charge driver of speeding Mustang with DUI in fatal crash; coward driver fled the scene and left his passenger Gregory E. Rawlerson for dead
Maui Police report that on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at about 3:00 AM, a crash occurred on South Kihei Road, 163 feet South of Kaonoulu Street.
YELLOW COWARD FLED THE SCENE AND LEFT HIS FRIEND TO DIE
Police report that a 1999 Ford Mustang was traveling north in the direction of Maalaea on South Kihei Road at a high rate of speed when the operator lost control of the vehicle, which went off the road and crashed thru construction fencing. The vehicle then continued to careen into the construction area until crashing into some construction material at the old Maui Lu construction site. The vehicle eventually came to rest atop a pile of lumber upside down.
The Ford Mustang sedan was being operated by a 38-year-old unidentified male resident of Wailuku who fled the scene of the collision on foot.
Maui Police showed up at Maui Memorial Medical Center where he had gone to seek treatment for injuries sustained in this crash. The operator was subsequently treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The passenger of the Ford Mustang sedan was identified by police as 48-year-old Gregory E. Rawlerson, of Wailuku, who was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.
The driver, as well as Rawlerson, were not wearing seatbelts at the time of this collision.
Police say that the involvement of alcohol and speed are considered to be factors in this crash.
The involvement of drugs has not been confirmed as the investigation is still pending
Police reported in a statement that on Oct. 20, 2019, at approximately 9:57 a.m., the (38) year old male operator of the Ford Mustang sedan was placed under arrest for the offenses of
- NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE 1
- OPERATING A VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN INTOXICANT
- ACCIDENTS INVOLVING DEATH
- EXCESSIVE SPEEDING
- RECKLESS DRIVING
Maui Police said that this crash was Maui County’s seventeenth (17th) traffic fatality of 2019, as compared to fifteen (15) at this same time last year but maintain a weird posture of not identifying DUI drivers.