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Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle in Kahului

On Saturday at approximately 5:12 a.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Kaahumanu and Papa Avenues in Kahului.

Maui Police Department officials say the collision occurred as a white 1999 Ford Econoline van, traveling east on Kaahumanu Avenue, collided into a pedestrian crossing the intersection diagonally in the southeast direction, out of the marked crosswalk.

The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

MPD reports that the operator of the Ford van, a 55-year-old male from Kahului, did not sustain any injuries.

The pedestrian has since been identified, following the notification of next of kin, as 37-year-old  Yonina Helgenberger of Kahului.

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

This is Maui County’s 11th traffic fatality for 2018 as compared to four the same time last year.

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