Henry C. Ritmeester killed in bicycle-car accident on Kula Highway

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Henry C. Ritmeester Death – Obituary : Henry C. Ritmeester, 64, from Haiku, Maui has died following a bicycle-car accident that took place approximately 3:10 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 on Kula Highway 3.8 miles South of Kealakapu Road in Kula.

According to Maui Police Department, Ritmeester was heading south on a bicycle on Kula Highway when he was struck by a northbound 2017 Toyota Tacoma that veered into the southbound lane and collided with his bicycle. He was thrown out of the vehicle and died on the spot. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash

The driver of the Toyota identified as 19-year-old James Clarke from Pukalani and his 18-year-old male passenger from Hana who were not wearing seatbelts where the crash occurred were not hurt

Clarke has since been apprehended by MPD Traffic Division Vehicle Homicide Investigators and charged with first degree Negligent Homicide

The crash is still under investigation.