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Police & Fire

For Tuesday, July 13, 2010

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 08:57 a.m. HST, Jul 13, 2010



Woman killed Saturday identified

A 57-year-old woman killed Saturday morning in Kalihi was identified as Mary Kim Thanh Vu of Honolulu.

Vu was crossing Waiakamilo Road in a marked crosswalk at 6:40 a.m. when she was struck by a Cadillac Escalade EXT driven by a 54-year-old Oahu man turning left onto North King Street.

Vu was rushed in critical condition to the Queen's Medical Center, where she died of head and bodily injuries.

 

Kahului home, pickup razed in fire

Fire destroyed a Kahului house yesterday, including a pickup truck that was parked nearby and a tree in the back yard of a neighboring residence.

Maui police and fire crews responded to the structural fire at 11:58 a.m. yesterday at 408-A Ano St.

Fire officials said the structure was engulfed in flames when police officers arrived.

The occupants of the house escaped, and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

Man dies after falling off ladder

A Makaha man died after falling off a ladder in his yard while cutting tree branches Saturday afternoon.

Police said the man, 61, sustained internal injuries and died at a hospital.

 

Teens arrested in alleged burglary

Three youths were arrested for allegedly burglarizing a home in Kaimuki on Saturday morning.

Police said an anonymous caller reported suspicious males in the 16th Avenue area. A responding police officer observed a boy, 14, walking away from the scene. The officer then checked a nearby home and saw evidence of a forced entry. Inside, he found two other suspects, 18 and 15.

 

NEIGHBOR ISLANDS

Girl thrown from SUV in collision

A 15-year-old Kahului girl suffered "life-threatening injuries" in a crash in Kahului on Sunday night when she was ejected from a sport utility vehicle, Maui police said.

The accident happened at the intersection of Hana Highway and Dairy Road at about 7:10 p.m. Police said a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder driven by a 20-year-old Kahului man heading west on Hana Highway collided with a 2010 Jeep Wrangler driven by a 44-year-old Phoenix man that was headed north on Dairy Road.

The 15-year-old girl was thrown from the back seat of the Pathfinder. The driver and two other people in the Pathfinder -- a 22-year-old Wailuku man and another 15-year-old Kahului girl -- were treated and released from Maui Memorial Medical Center. The injured girl, who was admitted to the hospital, was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

The driver of the Jeep and a 44-year-old passenger, also from Phoenix, did not suffer serious injuries.






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