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Woman who died after run over by her pickup truck ID'd

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 02:36 a.m. HST, Sep 06, 2013


The Medical Examiner's office has identified the 46-year-old Ahuimanu woman who was killed while retrieving items from her pickup truck as Katinia Mikaele.

The victim had parked her Toyota pickup truck on a steep driveway at 47-706 Halemanu St. to unlock the gate in front of her home.

Police said the woman was unloading items from the bed of the truck when the vehicle slipped out of gear and rolled over her. The truck continued to roll and struck another home at 47-704 Halemanu St. near Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

The victim was taken by ambulance in critical condition to the Queen's Medical Center, where she died.

The accident occurred at 2 p.m. and is the fifth non-traffic fatality this year.







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cojef wrote:
Another media source indicated that the Mikaele family are the caretakers of the property. This article points out that when parking an auto on a slope to open a gate, it is advisable to turn off the ignition and use the emergency brake. A must on a slope. It's the little things that are overlooked that kills. Sad that this mother had to die. Believe the other report indicated she had children at home.
on September 5,2013 | 09:03AM
allie wrote:
agree
on September 5,2013 | 02:48PM
localguy wrote:
Set the transmission to Park, set the parking brake, you will be fine. No need to turn off the engine, vehicle will stay where it is. Sad to say operator failed to engage all safety devices.
on September 5,2013 | 07:51PM
joewilly wrote:
Lazy. Cost her life.
on September 6,2013 | 07:04AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
You should always use the parking brake. Make it a habit-- even when parking on a flat area-- so you always do it. It can be a danger to anyone, not just the driver/occupants, anyone/anything downslope.
on September 5,2013 | 11:00AM
Shh wrote:
good advice.
on September 6,2013 | 12:11AM
Anonymous wrote:
Deepest condolences to her family and friends. Hug those you love and let them know it every day.
on September 5,2013 | 12:40PM
Sunny wrote:
Wow, that's an awfully steep driveway!
on September 5,2013 | 12:53PM
allie wrote:
yup..dangerous
on September 5,2013 | 02:48PM
Mahalo wrote:
Sorry to her family and friendswhat a tragic accident
on September 5,2013 | 01:34PM
Bully wrote:
Bummers, you get careless and then you're gone.
on September 5,2013 | 01:38PM
allie wrote:
God be with her soul
on September 5,2013 | 02:47PM
squidman22 wrote:
There's no way its gonna roll if it was indeed in Park. E-brake or not.
on September 5,2013 | 11:11PM
purigorota wrote:
Actually it can roll. Have you seen how park works in an auto trans? There is not much there to hold a 2 or 3 ton vehicle. All vehicle manufacurers say to always use parking brakes when parking.
on September 6,2013 | 06:37AM
krusha wrote:
That hill looks so steep I wouldn't want to park on there ever. I bet it's hard just to drive up out of there.
on September 6,2013 | 06:57AM
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