HILO, HI – A man has been charged in connection with a collision Tuesday morning that killed an elderly woman in Hilo, Hawai‘i Island police said in a news release.
Officers responded to the scene on Akolea Road just south of Waianuenue Avenue at 9:51 a.m.
An investigation determined that the driver of a 2016 Toyota Tacoma and a woman riding a Recumbent Trike were both traveling in the southbound lane on Akolea Road when the Tacoma struck the bicycle.
The bicyclist was pronounced dead after being rushed to the Hilo Medical Center. She was identified as 79-year-old Barbara Klein of Hilo. Police said the driver left the scene of the crash and went to his home where he notified police that he had struck the cyclist.
The driver, identified as 70-year-old Carlton Inada of Hilo, was initially arrested for first-degree negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving death or serious bodily injury. He was being held in custody at the Hilo Police Station while police continue their investigation.
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