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Search continues for driver involved in deadly hit-and-run on Kauai

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LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Kauai police are still searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash in Lihue, Saturday night.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., the driver struck and killed 48-year-old Eric Shorr of Wailua.

The vehicle involved is described as a mid-2000's slightly lifted Toyota Tacoma or something with a similar body style pickup truck with tires that extend outside of the body. The truck also has tubular pipe racks that are gray or silver in color.

The truck is described as either dark gray or black. However, due to the lighting conditions at the time of the crash, it could be any dark color.

Given the preliminary details of the investigation, the truck is believed to have sustained front-end damage as a result of the crash. There is likely hood damage near the center of the truck or toward the driver’s side. 

The back license plate is believed to have a blue-tinted license plate cover. The front license plate cover would likely be missing or newly replaced.

According to reports, Schorr was walking along Kuhio Highway, just north of Hanamaulu Bridge, when he was struck by the pickup truck. The truck did not stop to render aid. 

Shorr was transported to Wilcox Hospital where he later died.

The crash remains under police investigation and anyone with information is asked to call Officer Shawn Hanna at 241-1618 or Police Dispatch, 241-1711. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call CrimeStoppers at 246-8300.

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