WAILUKU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Maui Police Department is asking for the public assistance in locating a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run.
Maui police Friday afternoon identified the victim as Brandy Mendes, 31, of Waiehu.
According to police Mendes' body was discovered lying along the north bound shoulder of Kahekili Highway just before 6 a.m. Friday. Her body was found approximately .1 miles south of Kamaile Street.
Police say it appears Mendes was walking toward Waihee on the makai side of the roadway. Police say an unknown vechicle, traveling in the same direction, struck Mendes sometime between the hours of 7:40 p.m. Thursday and 5:49 a.m. Friday. Police say the vehicle fled the scene in the Waihee direction.
Police say the vehicle will have front-end damage and the passenger's side headlight will be damaged or missing.
This is Maui County's 17th fatality this year, compared to nine at the same time last year.
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