Police suspect alcohol in deadly Maui pedestrian crash

KAHULUI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police say alcohol is suspected in a Sunday evening crash that killed one woman and injured another.

The crash happened at 6:52 p.m. on Vevau Street about 297 feet east of Kane Street in Kahului.

According to police, 21-year-old Devon King and a 19-year old woman were walking on the dirt shoulder, when an SUV driven by a 27-year-old Kahului man drove off the road and hit them.

The two women were taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center. Police say King later died from her injuries.

Police say speed and alcohol are suspected in the crash.

This is Maui County's 20th fatality of 2012 as compared to 16 this time last year.

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