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Man killed after being struck by truck in Wailuku



WAILUKU, Hawaii (KHON2) — The Maui Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision in Wailuku that left one pedestrian dead and a driver arrested.

The accident happened on Thursday around 8:33 p.m.

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According to MPD, a 2016 Toyota Tacoma was traveling north on Honoapiilani Highway, south of Kuikai Drive when it crossed over the solid white line and struck a 46-year-old man who was either walking or running on the right paved shoulder of the northbound lane.

MPD said the operator of the Toyota pickup truck, a 57-year-old man from Waianae did not have any injuries and was placed under arrest for Negligent Homicide and Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant.

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Although speed and drugs have not been determined as a contributing factor to this accident, police suspect alcohol is.

MPD said this is the ninth traffic fatality of 2022, compared to two at the same time last year.



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