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Woman who died after car hits gate in Aiea identified

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 4:32 a.m. HST, Sep 3, 2014

The Medical Examiner's office has identified the 79-year-old Aiea woman who was killed last month when she was hit by a car in a private driveway as Aiko Sekiguchi.

The accident occurred on Aug. 28 when Sekiguchi opened an iron gate at  Kahapili and Kaonohi streets in Aiea.

The 74-year-old driver, who had arrived to pick up Sekiguchi. accidentally accelerated and struck the gate with her 2004 Toyota Camry, police said. Sekiguchi was thrown to the pavement by the force of the gate striking her.

The driver then swerved to the right, and the car continued over a retaining wall, crashing into a neighboring house and winding up partially in a bedroom, police said.

Sekiguchi was taken in critical condition with head and internal injuries to the Queen's Medical Center, where she later died, police said. The driver was not injured.

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