Kalaheo man, 82, arrested in fatal pedestrian collision
Victim identified as 26-year-old Jill Garnett of Waimea
Kauai police has arrested the driver of a sports-utility vehicle that struck and killed a 26-year-old Waimea woman on Saturday.
Robert Yount, 82, of Kalaheo was booked by police. He was released from custody on Saturday pending further investigation.
According to a preliminary police report, Jill Garnett was walking along the east-bound shoulder of Kaumuali'i Highway heading west when at around 8:55 a.m. she was struck by an east-bound SUV near the Kipu Road junction.
Yount was not injured in the collision.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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