Maui police say speed was a factor in a fatal motorcycle accident in Kihei Wednesday night. 24-year-old Burton Salas of Wailuku crashed his motorcycle after failing to negotiate a curve in the roadway on North Kihei Road just before 10 p.m. The motorcycle crossed left of the center and collided with a guardrail. Salas died at the scene, near the Kealia Wildlife Reserve. He was wearing a helmet. Police are still investigating whether drugs or alcohol were also have contributed to Maui's 6th traffic fatality on the island, compared to four at the same time last year.
Posted Thursday, April 10th 2014 @ 3pm