Maui Woman Dies in Pedestrian Accident

KIHEI (KHNL) --  A 66-year-old woman died Friday following an early pedestrian accident in Kihei.

The accident happened at 4:25 a.m. on South Kihei Road south of Nohokai Street.

Police say Juanita Baloaloa was walking south on South Kihei Road when she was struck by a white Lexus sedan traveling in the same direction.

The woman was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.  She died several hours later.

The 56-year-old driver was not injured.

This is the 9th fatality on Maui for 2008 compared to six at the same time last year.