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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 28, 2010

Woman dies after being struck by SUV on highway

Advertiser Staff

A 42-year-old KÝhei woman was fatally injured Monday night when she was hit by a sport utility vehicle while she was standing in a lane on Pi'ilani Highway in KÝhei.

Maui police said Shannon L. Vannatta was hit shortly after 9 p.m. She was pronounced dead at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

The driver of the SUV, a 23-year-old KÝhei man, was not injured.

Police said Vannatta's car was found parked and unattended on the shoulder of the highway.

Pi'ilani Highway between Kulanihakoi Street and Kaonoulu Road was closed to traffic while police investigated.

It was the first traffic fatality on Maui this year.