Truck hits, kills 47-year-old Kihei man

Published On: Jan 22 2014 02:26:23 PM HST

Audie Pascual

KIHEI, Hawaii -

Maui County police say a 47-year-old Kihei man died Wednesday morning after he was hit by a truck.

The man has been identified as Kenneth Elf.

It happened on Piikea Avenue just west of Liloa Drive in Kihei just after 4:30 a.m.

Investigators say Elf was crossing Piikea Avenue and was struck by a delivery truck traveling east.  After hitting the pedestrian, the driver of the truck lost control, drove left of center of the center line and crashed into a chain link fence on the north side of the roadway.  The truck came to a stop in a vacant lot on the north side of Piikea Avenue.

Elf was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police say he was not in a crosswalk when he was hit.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

This is Maui County's first traffic fatality of 2014 compared to one at this same time last year.


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