Former Kamehameha football player killed in pedestrian accident

Former Kamehameha football player killed in pedestrian accident
Published: Apr. 25, 2016 at 2:04 AM HST|Updated: Apr. 26, 2016 at 1:38 AM HST
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NANAKULI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 19-year-old man was killed after he was struck by a vehicle along Farrington Highway in Nanakuli on Sunday night, Honolulu police said.

Family members identified the victim as Kaulana Werner, a former Kamehameha Schools football player.

According to authorities, Werner was not in a marked crosswalk as he was crossing the highway near Laumania Avenue around 8:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Honolulu police arrested the driver, 22-year-old Myisha-Lee Armitage, of Ewa Beach, after she allegedly fled the scene.

Farrington Highway was blocked off in the eastbound direction from Laumania Street to Pohakunui Avenue.

Police said speed and alcohol were both contributing factors in the crash.

This is the 14th traffic fatality this year, compared to 17 this time last year.

Authorities are continuing to investigate.

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