Dozens gather in Nanakuli to honor crash victim, urge drivers to slow down

Aulani Halemano

Dozens gathered in West Oahu Thursday morning to honor the memory of a young woman killed earlier this week.

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Aulani Halemano was hit by a vehicle as she crossed Farrington Highway in a marked crosswalk, trying to catch a bus.

The 32-year-old was taken to Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition and later died.

On Thursday, Halemano’s family and friends gathered along that same highway with signs warning drivers to slow down.

The crowd included her mother, Joann Halemano.

“We have to take care of each other, especially here in Waianae,” Joann Halemano said. “A lot of us rush because we have a distance to go. But we need to slow down. You need to, because you have to think, what if that was your child? What if that was your mother, your father? Your baby? This was my baby.”

Members of Walk Wise Hawaii and the Honolulu Police Department were also there to show support.

The driver, Steven Campos, 22, was arrested for second-degree negligent homicide and driving with a suspended license.

Farrington Highway, Nanakuli
Farrington Highway, Nanakuli

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