Pedestrian dead after being hit by truck

A pedestrian died after being hit by a pickup truck Monday night on Honoapiilani Highway south of Hinau Street in Lahaina, police said.

The collision occurred at 11:54 p.m. when the 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling south on the highway and drifted into the bicycle lane, colliding into the pedestrian, police said. The pedestrian was in the bicycle lane and apparently crossing from the mauka to makai side of the road, police said.

The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene of the crash, police said.

Police were withholding information about the pedestrian until notifying family members.

A 32-year-old Wailuku man was driving the truck, police said.

Police closed the highway between Papalaua and Kenui streets while investigating the scene. The road was reopened at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The traffic death was the 16th this year on Maui County roads, compared with 23 at the same time last year.