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Elderly Pedestrian Dies After Struck by Truck Tractor in Wailuku

August 8, 2012, 10:08 AM HST
* Updated August 8, 12:06 PM
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The fatal accident occurred at this intersection in Wailuku at Waena and Eha Street. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 11:50 a.m. 8/8/12)

An elderly man died after being struck by a commercial truck tractor while walking in a crosswalk on Eha Street in Wailuku this morning.

Police have since identified the pedestrian as 87-year-old Bomani Kim of Wailuku.

The accident was reported at around 6:44 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Eha/Waena Street intersection near the Iao Parkside Apartments and the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center.

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According to police reports, a yellow 2000 Kenworth commercial truck tractor (bobcat/no trailer), was traveling northwest on Waena Street when the operator failed to stop at a posted stop sign, and executed a right turn onto Eha Street.

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Police say the truck tractor struck and ran over Kim, who was walking southwest within a marked crosswalk.

Authorities say Kim died at the crash scene.

According to police reports, the individual operating the truck tractor was 44-years-old and from Makawao.

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This is Maui County’s 16th traffic fatality of 2012 compared to seven at the same time last year.

(Posted: 8/8/12)

Maui police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that forced the closure of Eha Street in Wailuku for a couple of hours this morning.

The accident was reported at around 7 a.m. on Eha Street between Imikala and Waena Streets.

The road was reopened and the accident was cleared from the roadway by 9:25 a.m.

Police are compiling a report, and are expected to release details later today.

***Please check back for updated information, which will be posted as it becomes available.

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