Man dies after truck bed fall on Kula Hwy., Maui

Maui police says a man who was hospitalized after falling out of a truck bed on Kula Hwy. has died.

The incident happened at 7:45 p.m. Sunday near Kealakapu Rd. in Kula.

Police say a 23-year-old man was driving a white 1999 Toyota Tacoma pick-up north on Kula Hwy. when a 23-year-old passenger climbed out of the cab of the truck, through the rear sliding window and into the bed of the truck.

The man fell out of the truck’s bed while the truck was moving. He was transported to the hospital in critical life-threatening injuries where he died Monday.

Authorities say the involvement of speed, drugs, alcohol has not been determined as the investigation is still pending.

This is Maui County’s fifth fatality compared to four the same time last year.

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