Marine Corps Corporal Dies After Being Struck by Van in Honolulu Crosswalk

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — The Marine Corps confirmed Monday that a 21-year-old who died last week after being hit in a Honolulu pedestrian crosswalk was a corporal at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Cpl. Douglas A. Mott, an air traffic control communications technician, died June 8 at Queens Medical Center from injuries he received after being hit by a vehicle nine days earlier.

“We wish to express our deepest condolences to the Mott family and friends during this difficult time,” the Marine Corps said in a statement Monday. “We share in their sorrow as we mourn the loss of our Marine brother.”

Mott was walking in a marked crosswalk shortly after midnight on May 30 in the Kaimuki neighborhood of Honolulu when a passenger van driven by a 52-year-old man struck him, according to a report by the Honolulu Police Department. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

“Speed and drugs did not appear to be contributing factors,” the police report said. “It appears that alcohol may have been a contributing factor for both the driver and pedestrian.”

The incident is still under investigation.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office notified the police department’s Vehicle Homicide Section on June 8 that Mott had died.

Mott joined the Marines in September 2017 and was promoted to corporal in August 2020, according to his Marine Corps biography. Marine Corps Base Hawaii had been his sole duty station, and he had never deployed.

Mott was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal.

He is survived by his parents, Nancy and Douglas Mott, and his brother, Daniel, according to a brief obituary posted online by Marinello Funeral Home in Coram, N.Y.

A funeral mass is scheduled for June 21 at St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Selden, N.Y.

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