A 73-year-old Paia man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the hit-and-run fatality on the Paia Bypass Road on Sunday and was later released pending further investigation.
No charges were filed in the fatality that occurred at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday. A lifeless body was found lying in the middle of the road about 0.2 miles west of the bypass road's intersection with Baldwin Avenue, police said.
The man has been identified, through fingerprints, as Gregory Lee King, 56, of Paia.
He appeared to have been struck by a vehicle traveling east on the road, police said. The vehicle fled the scene.
Vehicle homicide investigators believe that the vehicle involved was a Mitsubishi Galant.
On Tuesday morning, Dukie Racadio, a vehicle homicide investigative officer, located a 2003 silver four-door Mitsubishi Galant in Skill Village believed to be involved in the fatality, police said.
The owner of the vehicle was brought in for questioning, arrested and later released pending further investigation, police said.
The Maui Police Department is requesting assistance from the public. Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 242-6966. Callers remain anonymous and are given a code number.
Maui Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of people responsible for felony crimes.