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Elderly woman killed crossing Waialae Ave.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Yasuko Tanonaka, 80, died Thursday after being hit by a car while crossing Waialae Avenue near Center Street in Kaimuki.

According to police, Tanonaka was crossing the street in a crosswalk at about 11:35 a.m. when a 2006 Kia sedan driven by a 22-year-old man hit her.

Tanonaka, of Honolulu, was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition, but died at about 5:30 p.m. March 31.

The driver of the car told police he did not see the victim until it was too late.

Speed may have been a factor in the accident, police said.

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