California man dies after car crashes on Maui

A man is dead after crashing his car into a gulch near D.T. Fleming beach in Napili.

Rescue crews were called to the area just before 3 p.m. Thursday.

Officials say the car fell about 60 feet from Honoapiilani Highway.

Police say the victim was identified as 19-year-old Martin Castro Jr. of Napa, California.

Authorities say speed is suspected as a factor in the collision. The involvement of drugs and alcohol have not been determined as the investigation is still pending.

This is Maui County’s 17th fatality this year, compared to 11 at the same time last year.

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