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Maui Teen in Fatal Crash Identified

The Hana community on Maui is mourning the loss of a standout athlete after the Toyota Rav-4 he was driving plunged over a cliff, falling 300 feet to rocks below early Thursday. 17-year-old Isaiah Pu-Akima died at the scene. He had been pig hunting and possibly fell asleep at the wheel. His 18-year-old passenger was thrown from the vehicle and received minor injuries. He was able to scale the cliff to call for help. Pu-Akima, a senior at Hana High School, was a middle back and an outside hitter for the school's volleyball team. The team is scheduled to complete its regular season today with a game against Seabury Hall. Pu-Akima had been planning a graduation luau. Family friend Dawn Pono told Hawaii News Now that the teen was full of aloha, and such a good human being.

 

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