Pedestrian Killed in Collision Near Piʻikea Roundabout
By Wendy Osher
A Maui man suffered fatal injuries after he was struck by a box delivery truck just west of the Piʻikea Avenue/Līloa Drive roundabout intersection in South Maui this morning.
Maui police have since identified the victim as Kenneth Elf, 47, of Kīhei.
According to police reports, Elf was crossing Piʻikea Avenue on foot when he was struck by a 2005 GMC truck traveling east at around 4:31 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
The truck, operated by a 56-year-old Kula man, then crossed left of the centerline, struck a chain link fence on the north side of the roadway, and came to rest in a vacant lot on the north side of Piʻikea Avenue, police said.
Police say the pedestrian suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Maui police Lt. William Juan said the pedestrian was not in a designated cross walk at the time of the incident.
The road was closed for about four hours while police conducted an investigation. The area was reopened to traffic at 8:33 a.m.
The involvement of speed and drugs and alcohol has not been determined as the investigation is still pending, said Sgt. William Hankins in a police report.
The incident was the first traffic fatality on Maui County roads this year.