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Victim Identified in Fatal Honoapiilani Accident

April 20, 2011, 3:15 PM HST
* Updated April 20, 3:16 PM
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By Wendy Osher

Honoapiilani Highway fatality April 18, 2011. Photo Courtesy Kevin J. Olson.

Maui police have identified the man killed in Monday’s fatal pedestrian/vehicle collision as Douglas Robert Payne.

Payne, 55, was crossing the Honoapiilani Highway on foot in an unlit area near Kenui Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling south on the highway.

The accident was reported before 8 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2011 in Lahaina. Payne, who has no local address, was not in a crosswalk at the time of the crash, according to police reports.

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Authorities continue an investigation into the cause. Factors being considered include speed, alcohol, and the sobriety of the pedestrian.

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Payne died after being transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center. The 54-year-old driver of the vehicle involved in the crash is a visitor from Switzerland and was not injured.

The accident is the third fatality on Maui roads this year.

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