HPU News for November 2011

HPU Student Killed in Accident

November 21, 2011

(KANE`OHE, Nov. 21, 2011) --- Mariah Danforth-Moore, 19, was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident last evening on Kamehameha Highway, in Kane`ohe.  Danforth-Moore was a student at Hawai‘i Pacific University studying Psychology.

Danforth-Moore was crossing in a marked crosswalk at about 8:44 p.m. when she was struck by a car which fled the scene. She was pronounced dead at Castle Medical Center a short time later.

The Honolulu Police Department is investigating the accident.

“On behalf of HPU, we offer our sincere condolences to her friends and family on this terrible accident. It is always tragic when we lose a member of our HPU family, especially at such a young and promising time of life. Our HPU ‘ohana grieves with Mariah’s family and friends, and our counselors are working now to help students, faculty and staff to deal with this tragic accident,” said HPU President Geoffrey Bannister, Ph.D. 

HPU psychologists and counselors are available to counsel HPU students and other members of the HPU community. For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Bowman, Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health, at 687-7032 or by email; counseling@hpu.edu. For more information on HPU's Counseling and Behavioral Health click here.