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Soldier hit, killed trying to cross H-2

A 22-year-old soldier died while trying to cross the H-2 freeway on foot after a minor traffic accident Monday night, police said.

The accident happened about a quarter-mile north of the Kamehameha Highway onramp at 11:50 p.m.

Police said the soldier, who lived in Wahiawa, hit the median barrier while going town-bound on H-2.

He stopped his vehicle and jumped over into the Wahiawa-bound lanes, where he was hit by a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta driven by a 25-year-old Mililani woman.

The woman suffered minor injuries and was treated at Wahiawa General Hospital.

Police said it is unclear why the man attempted to cross the freeway on foot.

The victim had been drinking, police said.

All Wahiawa-bound lanes of the freeway were closed until about 4:50 a.m. as police investigated the crash.

This is the 42nd traffic fatality on Oahu this year, compared with 41 at the same time last year.


Home fire does $80,000 in damage

A fire partially damaged a four-bedroom home in Pearl City yesterday morning, leaving a family displaced at least for the day.

The blaze started in a rear bedroom of the Palekaiko Street house about 10:30 a.m. and was under control by 10:48, said Honolulu fire Capt. Terry Seelig.

A woman sleeping in another part of the house was awakened by a neighbor and was able to escape, Seelig said. Two other occupants were not home at the time of the fire.

Damage was estimated to be $80,000, and the American Red Cross was called to provide assistance.

Fire investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire, Seelig said.


15 adult moi stolen from aquarium

Someone stole 15 of the 21 adult moi from an outdoor display tank at the Waikiki Aquarium this past weekend, the aquarium reported yesterday. The fish were valued at an estimated $1,500.

It appears the theft happened after hours on Friday, the aquarium said. Someone cut the netting that covered the top of the tank.

The aquarium moi were a special breeding stock given by Anuenue Fisheries, which is no longer in operation, a spokeswoman said. Moi, also known as Pacific threadfin, is found only in Hawaii waters.

The aquarium filed a police report. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police.


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