Maui man killed on Hana Highway remembered as 'life of the party'

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that happened on Hana Highway Friday night.

Around 8:50 p.m., police said a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe traveling westbound hit a pedestrian who was walking in the middle of the highway.

The pedestrian, who has been identified by family members as 48-year-old Myves Manu Gould of Haiku, was pronounced dead at the scene.

MPD says Gould was wearing dark clothing in a rural area of the roadway that didn't have lighting at the time of the incident.

The driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe was a 35-year-old man from Washington state. He and his three passengers were all wearing seat belts and sustained no injuries in the accident.

This is Maui's second traffic fatality this year and the 15th for the state.

"We just weren't expecting this," said Gould's daughter Kamele Latu. "My dad is just the most outgoing person, everybody knows him, everybody loves him."

Maui police are still determining if speed, drugs or alcohol were involved.

This story may be updated.

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