Stars and Stripes – Marine Corps corporal dies after being struck by pickup truck in Honolulu
Cpl. Douglas A. Mott, shown here in an undated photo posted to social media, died on June 8 from injuries he sustained after being struck by a vehicle nine days earlier. (Facebook)
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii – The Marine Corps confirmed Monday that a 21-year-old man who died last week after being struck on a crosswalk in Honolulu 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 sustained after being struck by a vehicle nine days earlier.
“We wish to express our deepest condolences to Mott’s family and friends during this difficult time,” the Marine Corps said in a statement Monday. “We share their grief as we mourn the loss of our brother Marine.”
Mott was walking in a signposted crosswalk shortly after midnight on May 30 in Honolulu’s Kaimuki neighborhood when a van driven by a 52-year-old man struck him, according to a report from the Honolulu Police Department. He was taken to 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 the driver and the pedestrian.”
The incident is still under investigation.
On June 8, the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office informed the Police Department’s Vehicle Homicide Section 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. The Marine Corps base in Hawaii had been his only duty station and he had never been deployed.
Mott was a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and the Marine Corps Medal of Good Conduct.
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, NY
A funeral mass is scheduled for June 21 at St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Selden, NY