Kihei Man, 33, Killed in Speed-Related Motorcycle CrashA Kihei man was killed in late April when he ran into the back of a car while on his motorcycle in Kahului.

Maui police announced in a statement that Logan Ladwig, 33, was weaving between northbound lanes of Maui Veterans Highway at a high rate of speed just before 7:45 a.m. Thursday, April 25, when he struck the back of a 2023 Chevrolet Bolt while attempting to pass.

Ladwig was separated from his motorcycle in the collision. The cycle flew through the air and hit the surf rack of a silver Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck in another lane, while Ladwig landed in the road and died at the scene.

An investigation into whether drugs or alcohol were contributing factors in the crash is still ongoing.

“My condolences are with the family and friends of Logan Ladwig,” said Paul Starita, a partner at Singleton Schreiber. “Losing a loved one in such a tragic and unexpected manner is devastating, especially someone who still had so much life to look forward to.”

Speed kills — Especially on Motorcycles

Ladwig’s death was Maui County’s fourth traffic fatality of 2024, according to a press release from Maui Police. Another Maui man is in critical condition after a separate collision in Makawao a few days after Ladwig’s crash.

Data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that more than 6,200 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents — one every 85 minutes — and that one-third of motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes are speeding, a higher rate than any other type of motor vehicle. 

Neither the driver of the Chevrolet nor the driver of the Dodge were injured in the incident. Police investigators determined that airbags were not deployed in either of the vehicles.

“It’s fortunate that no one else was hurt in this collision,” Starita continued. “But the fact that the drivers of the other vehicles were not diagnosed with physical injuries at the scene does not mean that the crash had no impact on them.

“Depending on the circumstances, it can still be useful to consult an attorney after a car accident even if you haven’t suffered a serious injury. An attorney can help you determine whether there might be legal options for you to receive the appropriate compensation for property damage or emotional distress caused by an accident.”

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle crash, contact Singleton Schreiber by email at