POSTED: 4:31 a.m. HST, Apr 19, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 4:45 a.m. HST, Apr 19, 2011
A 55-year-old man was killed after he was hit by a vehicle while walking across Honoapiilani Highway in Lahaina last night, Maui police said.
The man, who had no local address, was crossing the highway near Kenui Street when he was struck by a vehicle heading south on the highway at about 7:49 p.m., police said.
The victim was walking makai in an unlit area and was not in a crosswalk, police said. Paramedics took him to Maui Memorial Medical Center where he died.
Police said the 54-year-old driver of the vehicle is from Switzerland. Police did not identify the driver.
The name of the victim is being withheld until next of kin are notified.
Police are investigating the accident, the third fatality this year on Maui compared to six at the same time last year.