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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Man who lost control of his truck dies from injuries

Advertiser Staff

A 24-year-old man who lost control of his truck Monday night on Moloka'i has died from his injuries.

Maui County police said Scott Furtado of Kualapu'u was traveling west on Kamehameha V Highway when he went off the road onto the right shoulder and hit a signpost.

His 1999 Ford F150 returned to the westbound lane, crossed the center line into the oncoming lane and went onto the left shoulder, striking another signpost, a fire hydrant and fence post before overturning and crashing into the maintenance shed at the Molokai Shores condominium.

Police said Furtado was ejected from the vehicle and pinned under it. He was not wearing a seat belt, and alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash.