Man Dies Following Pedestrian Accident

KAHULUI (KHNL) -- A 39-year-old man is dead after being hit by a pickup truck while crossing Puunene Avenue on Maui.

The crash happened shortly before 9:00 p.m. Monday night.

Maui police say a 31-year-old driver was traveling south bound on Puunene Avenue when the truck he was driving collided into the pedestrian, who was not within a designated crosswalk.

The pedestrian was taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center where he later died.

Both the driver and a 13-year-old passenger were not injured in the crash.

Police are investigating whether alcohol and drugs were involved.

This is Maui County's seventh fatal car accident this year.