1-year-old toddler dies after struck by pickup truck in Kihei
MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -
A one-year-old boy is dead after he was struck by a pickup truck in the Kihei area Friday afternoon.
The accident happened shortly before 5 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars property on Ulunui Road in Kihei.
Authorities say a silver 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, that was reversing in the western direction, struck the one-year-old boy that was behind the pickup truck. As a result of the crash, the boy suffered critical life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room where he later died.
The driver of the pickup truck, a 30-year-old Pukalani man, did not suffer any injuries.
The involvement of speed, alcohol and drugs remain under investigation.
This is Maui County's 12th fatality for 2015 as compared to 14 at this same time last year.