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.
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.