Kauai pedestrian dies in Kaumualii Highway accident

LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 26-year-old Waimea woman died Saturday morning after she was hit by a vehicle as she walked along Kaumualii Highway in Puhi.

According to Kauai County officials, the woman was walking on the eastbound shoulder of the highway near the Kipu Road junction shortly before 9 a.m. when she was hit by an SUV driven by an 84-year-old Kalaheo man.

The woman, whose identity has not yet been released, died at the scene.

The highway was closed for more than three hours while police investigated.

The woman's death is Kauai's second traffic fatality of the year.

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