18-year-old fatally struck while trying to cross highway in Kailua identified

Woman, 18, killed in pedestrian crash in Windward Oahu

KAILUA, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - An 18-year-old woman was fatally struck Sunday night while trying to cross Kalanianaole Highway in Kailua outside of a marked crosswalk.

Monday afternoon, the medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Coura Kebe.

The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. near the Olomana Fire Station.

Police said a 17-year-old was driving a 2004 Nissan eastbound when he hit Kebe in the roadway.

Police said she suffered critical injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

An investigation is ongoing, but police said at this time speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

A portion of Kalanianaole Highway was shut down for several hours. The scene was cleared and reopened.

The traffic fatality is the third so far this year on Oahu.

An Education Department spokeswoman said both the victim and driver are public school students.

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