On Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at approximately 4:05 a.m., an adult male was found lying in the roadway on Piikea Avenue in Kihei.
Preliminary investigation reveals the 50-year-old male was struck by an unknown vehicle traveling eastbound on Piikea Avenue.
The pedestrian, known to frequent the Kihei area, was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s identity is currently being withheld pending next of kin notification.
The unknown operator of the unidentified vehicle did not stop or render aid to the pedestrian.
The involvement of speed, drugs, and alcohol has not been determined, as the investigation is still pending.
At this time, Maui Police Department Vehicular Homicide Unit investigators are working diligently to identify the vehicle and operator that fled the scene.
Anyone who may have information regarding this crash is asked to contact Officer David Potter of the Maui Police Department Traffic Division/Vehicular Homicide Unit at 808-244-6322.
Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call Maui Crime Stoppers at 808-242-6966.
This is Maui County’s fourth fatality this year, compared to eight at the same time last year.
Original source: https://mauinow.com/2023/04/05/pedestrian-fatally-struck-in-kihei-police-looking-for-unidentified-driver-who-fled-the-scene/