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Pedestrian Suffers Fatal Injuries in Kahului Traffic Incident

Traffic fatality. Graphic by Wendy Osher.

Traffic fatality. Graphic by Wendy Osher.

A 48-year-old Wailuku man died after being struck by a vehicle near the Kahului Beach Road/Kaʻahumanu Avenue intersection on Sunday night, Sept. 13, 2015.

Police have since identified the pedestrian as Terence John Moniz, 48, of Wailuku.

The incident was reported at 8:21 p.m. on Kaʻahumanu Avenue just east of the Kahului Beach Road intersection in Kahului.

Police say the collision occurred as a Ford Edge MPVH, traveling east on Kaʻahumanu Avenue within the outer most lane, collided into a pedestrian who police say, “darted across into the roadway,” headed in a northerly direction.

According to police reports, the pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the collision and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in “critical, life-threatening” condition where he later succumbed to his injuries.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of the Ford MPVH, a 73-year-old Kīhei man, was wearing his seat belt and was not injured in the crash, police said.

The involvement of speed, drugs, and alcohol are still pending as the investigation is ongoing.