Kīhei Man arrested in Connection to Fatal Hit-and-Run

December 6, 2016, 6:01 AM HST · Updated December 6, 6:03 AM
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A Kīhei man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of 16-year-old Hannah Simmons of Maui.

Police say 20-year-old Charles Tyler Hardy was arrested at 2:17 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, at his residence for the offenses of Accidents Involving Serious Bodily Injury or Death and second degree Negligent Homicide.

He was released pending further investigation.

The suspected vehicle involved, a blue 2007 Ford F-250 pick-up truck, was seized as evidence.

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The accident was reported at 8:50 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 27 on the Piʻilani Highway at the Uwapo Road intersection.

Police say the vehicle was traveling on Kaiwahine Street and collided into the teen who was in a marked crosswalk as it made a left turn onto the highway. Police say the vehicle fled the area.

The pedestrian, a 16 year-old female, was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition where she succumbed to her injuries.

The fatality was the 23rd on Maui County roads this year and the second fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian in November.

Police thanked the public for their assistance with the investigation.

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