Posted at 11:23 a.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Maui man killed in Monday wreck
The collision occurred at about 4:20 p.m. about a half-mile south of Welakahao Road. Police identified the victim as Reid Watanabe, 35, an employee of Tri-Isle Inc.
Maui Police Department traffic investigator Lawrence Becraft said the flatbed was coming to a stop when it was rammed from behind, and then collided with a southbound Mitsubishi multipurpose vehicle. The 32-year-old Pa'ia man who was driving the cement truck suffered minor injuries, as did the 24-year-old Kihei man behind the wheel of the Mitsubishi.
There have been six traffic fatalities in Maui County this year compared with four a year ago.