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Medical examiner identifies man struck by bus on H-1

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    A crash on the H-1 freeway involving a pedestrian who intentionally walked in front of a city bus occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday

The Medical Examiner’s office has identified the 30-year-old Hawaii island man who killed himself Wednesday by walking in front of a city bus on the H-1 freeway.

Brandon Pintherk, of Hawi, died of blunt force injuries to his head and torso. The cause of death was suicide, the Medical Examiner’s office said.

Police said the man intentionally walked in front of the city bus on the westbound side of the freeway about a half-mile east of the Waipahu off-ramp about 3 p.m. Police closed two lanes for about two hours to investigate, which led to a major rush-hour traffic jam.

Roger Morton, president and general manager of Oahu Transit Services which operates TheBus, said the man entered the freeway on foot over traffic barriers on the right side of H-1 and was hit by a bus traveling on the freeway near a construction zone. The state Department of Transportation said the man was not a worker at the construction site.

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