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Pedestrian killed in Aiea was mother of 3-week-old baby

    This was the roadside memorial set up in Aiea over the weekend.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office identified the woman who died early Saturday morning in an Aiea pedestrian accident as 20-year-old Cherish Samson of Hono-lulu. 

Police on Saturday said a woman was hit by a vehicle on Kame-ha-meha Highway at about 4:22 a.m. 

Police said speed and alcohol were not believed to have contributed to the collision that killed Samson, but that rainy conditions may have been a factor.

According to police, Samson was crossing Kame-ha-meha Highway when she was struck by a vehicle driven by an Aiea woman. She was not in a crosswalk at the time of the collision and died at the scene, police said.

KHON reported that Samson left behind a 3-week-old baby girl and her boyfriend of nearly two years, Seth Amina. The station said she reportedly had been hanging out with a group of friends at Mc-Grew Park before the incident.

Samson and Amina both attended Farrington High School, according to their Facebook profiles. On Jan. 23 Amina posted a picture of their daughter on his profile wearing a pink bib that says “I love mommy” with the caption, “The most beautiful girl in the world. Nata-lee-Mae Samson-Amina.”

Near the Pearl Kai Shopping Center, a large memorial was created along the fence that divides Kame-ha-meha Highway, and family and friends also decorated a nearby light post with notes to Samson and several bouquets of flowers.

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