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Maui teenager killed in traffic accident on Christmas Eve

January 5, 2012
The Maui Weekly

The Maui News - Zachariah Aubut, 17, perished at the scene of a traffic accident on Mokulele Highway on Saturday, Dec. 24, at 12:53 p.m. The Kihei teenager was struck by a 2004 Saturn Ion on the highway a half-mile north of Kealia National Wildlife Reserve Road. The woman driving the vehicle sustained injuries to her hand, arm and leg. The driver's 2-year-old child, also in the car, was unharmed. The accident occurred near Kahului bound lanes when Aubut attempted to cross the road. He was pronounced dead at Maui Memorial Medical Center. The road was subsequently closed for 3.5 hours. An investigation has been initiated. The accident marks the 20th traffic accident fatality of 2011. In comparison, 2010 saw 11 by the same date last year.



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