Woman charged with leaving scene of fatal crash in Kahului

Glenn Honda | |

KAHULUI, HI – An arrest has been made in a May hit-and-run crash in Kahului that left a man dead, Maui police announced.

According to a KITV report, the suspect was identified as 30-year-old Stacia Hoopii Sardella.  Police said Sardella was behind the wheel May 27 on Lono Avenue when her vehicle ran over a man lying in the roadway at about 3:10 a.m.  The victim, 57-year-old Jesus Mettao, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sardella allegedly kept going after the collision without stopping to help.  She was arrested last week on a complaint of collision involving death or serious injury, and was released pending investigation.

Surveillance images had been released to the public of a red sedan that was reportedly the vehicle that struck Mettao.

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Glenn T. Honda

For over 29 years, attorney Glenn Honda has helped people injured in accidents throughout Hawaii get the best outcome for their case, whether it’s maximizing their settlement, or balancing costs and risks vs. putting the whole experience behind them. As the founding attorney of the Recovery Law Center, he is passionate about helping his clients with their physical, emotional and financial recovery. Mr. Honda will fight to get you coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property and other costs related to your accident.

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