Police seek vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run in Lahaina

Police seek vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run in Lahaina
Maui police are investigating a crash that shut down Honoapiilani Highway early Monday.

LAHAINA, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash in Lahaina late Tuesday.

The crash happened just before midnight on Honoapiilani Highway near Launiupoko State Park.

Police said a Ford Focus heading north on the highway struck a pedestrian crossing the street and then fled the scene without rendering aid.

The victim has been identified as Luke Hall, 37, who had no local address.

Police said Hall was not in a marked crosswalk when the crash happened.

Investigators said the Focus is believed to be a model from between 2004 and 2007. The vehicle will have damage to its front bumper and hood.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call police dispatch at 244-6400.

This is the 21st traffic death in Maui County compared to 16 at the same time last year.

This story will be updated.

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