Honolulu police identify victim in fatal Nanakuli pedestrian crash

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NANAKULI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police have identified the victim in Saturday's fatal Nanakuli crash as 74-year-old Maderson Elwin of Waianae.

HPD says that Elwin, who is not homeless, was in an area of the road without a crosswalk when he was fatally hit by a 50-year-old man driving east on Farrington Highway near the Kahe Power Plant.

A witness took to social media to describe the gruesome scene Saturday morning.

"There are body parts on the road and there's about 11 cops out over here putting out cones so we can contra-flow," Matthew Shawn Tabio said in a Facebook Live.

According to Honolulu police, the accident happened around 3:45 a.m.

Elwin was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for several hours as HPD investigated. Witnesses say the scene stretched for miles.

"They stopped us twice. The first time was by electric beach across from the power plant and they stopped us again here at the overpass right where the on-ramp is from Koolina," Tabio said.

Stormy weather appears to have been a factor at the time of the crash, HPD said. They do not believe speed or alcohol played a role.

The road was reopened within the 7 a.m. hour Saturday. Honolulu police have yet to release additional specifics on the crash.

This is Oahu's 16th traffic fatality of 2018.

This story will be updated.

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