Driver of tourist trolley arrested after pedestrian’s death

HONOLULU — Honolulu police have arrested the driver of a tourist trolley that struck and killed a pedestrian.

Police say a 76-year-old Honolulu man was hit in a marked crosswalk Thursday afternoon by the trolley that tried to turn north onto Cooke Street in Kakaako.

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 52-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

Police say he refused to take a field sobriety test.

At the time, about a half-dozen Japanese tourists were on the trolley owned by JTB Hawaii Travel.

JTB officials declined to comment.

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The driver and the pedestrian were not identified.

Police say the death marks the 27th pedestrian fatality on Oahu this year.