Kihei woman killed in hit-and-run accident

Maui Police Department

A Kihei woman is dead after an accident on Maui.

The incident happened just after 11 p.m. Tuesday on Piilani Highway near the intersection of North Kihei Road.

According to police, the 51-year-old woman was struck by a Toyota truck while walking on Piilani Highway.

Officials say the driver of the truck fled the scene after the collision.

Police say the woman, identified as Viki Deardoff, was not in a marked crosswalk. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are working to identify the type of model and year of the Toyota truck that was involved in the accident.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Maui police.

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