PEDESTRIAN IN MARCH 13 BUS ACCIDENT DIES

March 24, 2009, 9:57 AM HST · Updated March 24, 9:57 AM
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One of the victims involved in a crash in Kaanapali earlier this month, has since died. Authorities say 81-year-old Leo Nekus of Lahaina died at around 7:45 last night at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

Necus was one of two pedestrians that were struck by a bus on March 13, 2009. Necus was transported via medivac with critical life-threatening injuries to the hospital for treatment. A 79-year-old female was also transported to the hospital and was remains in stable condition at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

The incient was reported at 7:49 a.m. (March 13, 2009) on the Honoapiilani Highway at the intersection with Kai Ala Drive in Kaanapali.

Maui police say the bus was executing a left turn from Kai Ala Drive onto Honoapiilani Highway, headed in the Napili direction, while the pedestrians were crossing Honoapiilani Highway, from Kai Ala Drive headed in the mauka direction.

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The cause of the accident remains under investigation. The accident is Maui County’s 4th traffic fatality victim in 2009, compared to 5 at the same time last year.

(By Wendy OSHER © 2009)

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