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Car Crash Fatality

Scott Furtado Jr., 24, was the driver of a vehicle that crashed last week near Molokai Shores. He died at the scene.

On March 29, a single vehicle accident on Kamehameha Highway was reported to the Kaunakakai Police Department around 11:10 p.m. Furtado was heading west when he went off the road on the right shoulder, collided with a signpost, returned to westbound lane, crossed into oncoming lane, struck another signpost, fire hydrant, fence post, overturned and collided into the maintenance shed of the Molokai Shores condo complex, according to the police report.

Furtado was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, and was ejected from the vehicle and pinned underneath.

Kaunakakai Sergeant Meyer said an autopsy was done April 1, but the report will not be released until next month. Police say alcohol is suspected as a “contributing factor,” but the toxicology results have not been released yet.

This is the first car accident fatality on Molokai for 2010. There were none in 2009, and two in 2008, according to the police station.

Furtato’s obituary, provided by his family, can be found here.

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