Honaunau teen arrested following head-on crash that killed Kailua-Kona man

Glenn Honda | |

HONAUNAU, HI – Hawaii police announced the arrest of one of the drivers involved in a fatal accident in Honaunau on Sunday afternoon.

18-year-old Keawemauhili Iolanikealoha Navas-Loa of Honaunau is charged with second-degree negligent homicide in connection with the incident that occurred near the intersection of Ke Ala O Keawe Road and Honaunau Road.

Investigators determined that Navas-Loa was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV eastbound at about 2:13 p.m. when he crossed the double solid yellow lines and struck a 2003 Honda Accord sedan head-on.

The Honda driver, 49-year-old Jerome “Tabu” Chadallen Kahoalii Heath of Kailua-Kona, died after being transported to the Kona Community Hospital.

Heath’s 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter who were riding with him were taken to the same hospital, where they were treated and released.

Navas-Loa was later released pending further investigation.

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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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