Driver still sought in fatal crash

LIHUE — Police are still looking for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash Saturday night in Lihue.

According to reports, Eric Shorr, 48, Wailua, was walking on Kuhio Highway, just north of the Hanamaulu Bridge, when he was struck by a pickup truck about 10:30 p.m. He was transported to Wilcox Hospital, where he later died.

The driver did not stop to render aid.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a mid-2000s slightly lifted Toyota Tacoma or similar body style pickup truck with tires that extend outside of the body. The truck is either black or dark gray, but could be another dark color given the lighting conditions at the time of the crash, according to a county news release.

The paint coat was faded and possibly oxidized. It also has tubular pipe racks that are gray or silver in color.

Given the preliminary details of the investigation, the truck is believed to have sustained front-end damage as a result of the crash, police said. There is likely hood damage near the center of the truck or toward the driver’s side.

The back license plate is believed to have a blue-tinted license plate cover. The front license plate cover would likely be missing or newly replaced.

The crash remains under police investigation and anyone with information is urged to call Officer Shawn Hanna at 241-1618, Police Dispatch, 241-1711 or CrimeStoppers at 246-8300.


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