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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Saturday, December 25, 2004

25-year-old pedestrian killed in Waipahu

Advertiser Staff

A 25-year-old woman was killed Thursday night when she was struck by a car while trying to cross Farrington Highway near Awamoku Street in Waipahu.

Police said the woman, a Waipahu resident, started to cross the highway about 10:50 p.m. from the makai shoulder, outside of a crosswalk, when she was hit by a 1997 Saturn that was traveling toward Pearl City.

The Saturn was being driven by an 18-year-old Pearl City man, who told investigators that he did not see the woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene with head and internal injuries.

Investigators said speed may have been a factor in the case. The weather was clear at the time of the accident, which occurred in an area lighted by overhead street lights, police said.

Farrington Highway was closed following the accident and did not reopen until about 3:40 a.m. yesterday.

There have been 69 traffic fatalities on O'ahu so far this year compared with 80 deaths during the same period last year.