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Update: Woman identified in fatal pedestrian accident on Kalanianaole Hwy.

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

[UPDATE:]

The woman killed in the pedestrian accident on Kalanianaole Highway has been identified.

54-year-old Cynthia Soneda was crossing the street when she was struck by a Nissan Leaf and then thrown into an adjacent lane where she was hit by a Chevy Silverado. 

[ORIGINAL:]

Eastbound lanes of Kalanianaole Highway, between Waa Street and the fire station, were shut down Friday morning following a crash that killed a female pedestrian in her 70s, according to Emergency Medical Services personnel. The highway has since reopened.

Police initially responded to a separate motor vehicle collision near Waa Street at around 5:45 a.m., but later found that a pedestrian had been struck by another vehicle nearby. 

Traffic investigators said the woman was attempting to cross Mauka-bound on a crosswalk near where the earlier accident occurred, but as she approached the contraflow lane, a Nissan Leaf -- driven by a female from Hawaii Kai -- struck the pedestrian who was then thrown into an adjacent lane. She was then hit by a Chevy Silverado driven by a man from Haleiwa. 

Police do not believe speed and alcohol are factors in the crash. They are also investigating whether the prior accident may have been a distraction to the drivers. 

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