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Lahaina man dies in car wash accident

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A 44-year-old Lahaina man was killed Monday while trying to park a vehicle at a car wash.

Police said Scott Kawabata was attempting to park a multipurpose Hyundai vehicle at 8:35 a.m. at the Wash It Hawaii in Lahaina

Kawabata was partially outside of the vehicle when it inadvertently reversed back through the car wash. The vehicle collided into the interior of the car wash several times and Kawabata was ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle then collided into a silver Nissan multipurpose vehicle, which was stopped at the entrance of the car wash.

Kawabata died at the scene. The operator of the Nissan was not injured.

The involvement drugs and alcohol has not been determined and is under investigation.

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