Man on his way to work fatally struck in Ewa Beach crosswalk

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EWA BEACH, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 58-year-old Ewa Beach man was fatally struck early Thursday while on his way to work.

The man was in a marked crosswalk on Fort Weaver Road, near Parish Drive when he was hit about 4:30 a.m.

Honolulu Police Lt. Ben Moszkowicz said a 25-year-old Kapolei man was traveling southbound on Fort Weaver Road in a 2000 Toyota sedan when he struck the pedestrian.

The Ewa Beach man was crossing the street to get to a bus stop. The roadway was dark, but there were two street lights in the area.

"We do think that the driver was heading home from work," Moszkowicz said. "We're not sure if speed was a factor, but we're going to continue to investigate as our investigation unfolds, gather more evidence and determine if speed is involved at the time of the collision."

Drugs and alcohol also do not appear to be factors.

Police said the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

It's the sixth traffic fatality so far this year, compared to three at the same time in 2017.

Both directions of Fort Weaver Road near Parish Drive were closed while police investigated, but all lanes have since reopened, police said.

This story will be updated.

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