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Kauai pedestrian killed while crossing highway is identified

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 3:27 p.m. HST, Jan 4, 2012

A Kauai man died this morning after he was hit by a truck while jaywalking across Kuhio Highway in Hanamaulu, the Kauai Police Department said.

Police identified the man as Nepumuceno Kabigtin, 69, of Hanamaulu.

Kabigtin was not in a marked crosswalk when he was walking across Kuhio Highway near the Laukona Street junction at about 5:45 a.m., police said. A northbound Toyota pickup truck hit him.

Kabigtin was taken to Wilcox Hospital, where he was died. The driver, a 59-year-old man, was not hurt.

Police closed Kuhio Highway between Laukona and Laulima streets until about 8:15 a.m.

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