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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 8:52 p.m., Saturday, September 9, 2006

Motorcyclist killed on Maui

Advertiser Staff

A 22-year-old motorcyclist was killed early today on Maui when his blue 2001 Suzuki, traveling at a high rate of speed, slammed broadside into a black, 2-door, 2002 Mercedes Benz sedan making a U-turn, Maui police reported.

Both the sedan and the motorcycle were headed south on South Kihei Road at around midnight when the Mercedes began the U-turn north toward Lahaina, and the cycle plowed into the car near the driver's side door, police said.

The man on the motorcycle, who was not wearing a helmet, was dead at the scene.

There were no other serious injuries.

Police said speed and alcohol may be factors.