Ki­hei man dies from crash in­juries

The Maui News - - COUNTY/ IN BRIEF -

A Ki­hei man who suf­fered life-threat­en­ing in­juries when his truck was struck on North Ki­hei Road early this month has died of his in­juries, po­lice said.

Sione Tonga, 33, was pro­nounced dead around 5:15 p.m. May 9 at Queen’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Honolulu.

The crash oc­curred around 10:30 p.m. May 2 when Tonga made an il­le­gal U-turn in his white 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck from the makai shoul­der of North Ki­hei Road, po­lice said. The driver of a garbage truck trav­el­ing south on the road was un­able to stop and slammed into the truck’s driver’s side about 2 miles south of Honoapi­ilani High­way.

Tonga was taken to Maui Memo­rial Med­i­cal Cen­ter and later trans­ferred to Queen’s, po­lice said.

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