Man killed in Lahaina car wash accident


A Maui man was killed in an accident at a Lahaina car wash Monday morning.

It happened at around 8:35 a.m. at Wash It Hawaii on Keawe Street.

Police say a worker, Scott Kawabata, 44, was trying to park a vehicle at the exit and getting out when it inadvertently reversed back through the car wash.

Police say the vehicle hit the inside of the car wash several times, then crashed into a vehicle at the entrance.

Kawabata was ejected and died at the scene.

This is Maui County’s 16th traffic fatality in 2016 compared to 18 at this same time last year.

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