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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 12:13 p.m., Monday, December 22, 2003

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Pedestrian, 82, hit by SUV, dies

An 82-year-old man was killed yesterday when he was struck by a sport-utility vehicle while crossing School Street. He was identified by the medical examiner’s office as Santiago Comilang.

Police said Comilang was hit at about 6:20 a.m., as he was crossing in or near a crosswalk near Momolio Lane. A 42-year-old Wai'anae man, traveling west on School Street, was driving the white GMC that hit him. He was not injured.

The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to The Queen’s Medical Center, where he died less than an hour later.

The driver was not drinking, police said, but they are still investigating to determine if he was speeding.

The accident marks the 80th traffic fatality of the year, compared with 66 at the same time last year. Pedestrians have accounted for 14 of this year's fatalities.

Four boys suspects in park break-in

Police arrested four boys yesterday on suspicion of breaking into the Makiki District Park building.

The youths, ages 15 to 17, were identified to police by witnesses who saw them in the building. They were arrested outside by police at 6:40 p.m. The boys had items allegedly taken from offices in the building, police said.