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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, December 27, 2003

Accident kills Hana man, 58

Advertiser Staff

WAILUKU, Maui — A 58-year-old Hana man died late Thursday night after the van he was riding in hit a couple of traffic-signal poles, police said.

Joseph Villarimo was the victim of the one-vehicle accident that occurred on Honoapi'ilani Highway at about 8:46 p.m. police said.

The driver of the van, 62-year-old Barbara Clarkson of British Columbia, Canada, lost control of the van while heading in the Wailuku direction at the intersection with Kuihelani Highway. The van crossed over a raised traffic island and knocked over a traffic signal pole, then hit another, police said.

Villarimo was pronounced dead at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

Both Villarimo and Clarkson were wearing seat belts, police said.