Maui man dies after falling out of truck bed

Published On: Apr 07 2014 08:38:12 AM HST
Updated On: Apr 09 2014 10:47:09 AM HST
KULA, Hawaii -

Maui County police say a 23-year-old man died after he fell out of the bed of a truck while the vehicle was traveling in Kula on Sunday.

It happened at around 7:45 p.m. on Kula Highway, 1.7 miles south of Kealakapu Road.

Police say a white pickup truck was heading north on Kula Highway when the passenger climbed out of the truck cab through the rear sliding window and into the bed of the truck.  The man then fell out of the truck bed while the truck was still moving, according to police.

The man suffered critical injuries and was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center.  On Monday, the man died.

He was identified as Jared Robello.

Police are investigating the involvement of speed, drugs or alcohol.

This is Maui County's fifth traffic fatality compared with four at the same time last year.

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