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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, March 6, 2004

Hawai'i briefs

Advertiser Staff

No bail for suspect in Maui airport fire

A 52-year-old Maui man accused of driving his sport utility vehicle into a ticket lobby at the Kahului Airport Sunday and setting it on fire was ordered held without bail during a brief appearance in federal court yesterday.

But U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren said he will review Paul Blatchley's bail status if his lawyer, federal Deputy Public Defender Shanlyn Park, provides him with additional information.

Blatchley faces federal charges of disrupting airport operations and endangering airport safety.

Canadian visitor dies in Maui crash

KAHULUI, Maui — A 23-year-old Canadian visitor died Thursday after being injured in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Hana Highway and Dairy Road.

Maui police yesterday identified the man as Tyler Froese of McBride, British Columbia. Froese was a passenger in a van carrying seven people that was broadsided by a Nissan Infiniti driven by a 51-year-old Pukalani man at 8:37 p.m.

A girl, 13, who was in the van was at Maui Memorial Medical Center with critical injuries, police said. Three others from the van were taken to the hospital for observation.

The van was attempting a left turn onto Dairy Road, which leads to Lahaina, when it was broadsided, police said. Tyler Froese was ejected from the van.