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September 16, 2009, 11:00 PM HST
* Updated October 13, 10:40 AM
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A pedestrian suffered fatal injuries in an accident in Kahului Tuesday night.  The accident was reported at 9:21 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2009 on Kaahumanu Avenue between Kane Street and Lono Avenue.

File image by Wendy Osher.

File image by Wendy Osher.

Authorities identified the pedestrian as 52-year-old Michael Owen, who died after being transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center.  Owen was struck while crossing the street by a Dodge sedan driven by a 45-year-old Makawao man.

According to police reports, the sedan was traveling eastbound when the accident occurred and the driver was the lone occupant.

Authorities say Owen was outside of a marked crosswalk; the have also determined speed to be a factor in the accident.  The fatality is the 14th traffic death in Maui County this year and the 3rd reported this month.

(Posted by Wendy Osher)

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