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Hit-and-run driver kills pedestrian on Maui

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:35 a.m. HST, Apr 16, 2014

Maui Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian on Piilani Highway near the North Kihei Road intersection Tuesday night.

The death is the sixth traffic fatality on Maui in 11 days and the ninth death this year, compared to four at the same time last year.

Police said a Toyota truck struck Viki Deardorff, 51, of Kihei, while she was walking on Piilani Highway at 11:13 p.m. The truck left the scene of the accident.

Deardorff was pronounced dead at the scene.

She was not in a marked crosswalk, police said.

Investigators are looking for the driver and truck involved in the crash. The truck is a 2012 to 2014 bronze- or khaki-colored Toyota Tacoma with damage to the front passenger side grill, fender, and headlight area, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this vehicle is asked to call the Maui Police Department Vehicle Homicide Unit at (808) 244-6347, or Police Dispatch (808) 244-6400

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