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Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle Last Month in Kīhei has Succumbed to Injuries

May 20, 2020, 11:15 AM HST
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A 72-year-old man who sustained injuries after being struck by a vehicle while walking on the Maui Veterans (Mokulele) Highway last month, has since succumbed to his injuries.

Maui police have since identified the man as Billy Joe Theus of Kīhei.

Theus died on Tuesday night, May 19, at a hospital on Oʻahu of injuries sustained in the crash.  The accident was reported at 8:08 p.m. on April 17, 2020 on the highway, south of the entrance to the Keālia National Wildlife Refuge.

To date Maui County has reported four fatalities this year, compared to nine at the same time last year.

According to Maui police, the operator of the Kia sedan involved in the crash, a 19-year-old Wailuku woman, did not observe Theus, who was dressed in dark clothing walking across the roadway.

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According to earlier reports, police said the man was illegally crossing the highway, walking westbound within the southbound lane of travel, when he was struck by the vehicle that was traveling southbound (towards Kīhei).

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