Kawela Automobile Accident Ends in Tragedy
A 16-year-old Ho`olehua boy has passed away, after being critically injured in a single car crash in Kawela, Molokai. Nakai`imoku Acasio died at Queen's Medical Center from injuries he sustained in the crash.
The accident happened around 4:50 a.m. Saturday.
A resident in the area was awoken by the sound of the crash and called the police.
According to Maui Police report, the vehicle involved was a stolen Pontiac convertible from the Kualapu`u Business Center. The owner has been notified.
Police Captain Jody Singsank said speed may have been a factor in the crash. However, the cause of accident is has not been determined yet, as the investigation is still pending
Three other boys, ages, 14, 15 and 16, from Kualapu`u and Ho`olehua, were passengers in the vehicle. They were taken to Molokai General Hospital in stable condition. They were treated and released.