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Driver Sought in Fatal Hit-And-Run Pedestrian Crash in Wailea, Maui

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The Maui Police Department is searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that occurred on Monday, March 4, 2019 shortly after midnight that killed a pedestrian.

Police say the body of 41-year-old James Mallobox was found lying in the northbound lane of Wailea Alanui Drive after apparently being struck by a vehicle that was traveling in the same direction between 12 a.m. and 12:15 a.m.

Police say Mallobox sustained fatal injuries and was determined to have died at the scene. A second vehicle that struck the lifeless body of the pedestrian stopped, and the driver called police to report the collision, according to department reports.

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Police are seeking any information that could assist in identifying the vehicle and/or driver involved in this traffic fatality.

Police say the vehicle involved would have front-end damage consistent with a collision. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Maui Police Department’s Vehicle Homicide Unit at (808) 244-6400.

Police issued a press release saying “The Maui Police Department relies greatly on the support of the community to help solve crimes and accomplish our law enforcement goals. If you are involved or have any information that can help bring closure to the family of James Mallobox, please come forward and contact the police.”

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