Man facing charges in fatal crash on Daniel K. Inouye Highway

Glenn Honda | |

HILO, HI – Hawai‘i Island police announced the arrest of a driver involved in a fatal collision on Daniel K. Inouye Highway last Thursday night.

An investigation found that 31-year-old Marvin Neth of Pāhoa was driving a 2015 Nissan SUV east Hilo bound when the incident took place shortly after 11 p.m.  Police said Neth was overtaking another vehicle and lost control on the wet roadway.  The Nissan went off the east-bound shoulder at the 18 mile marker and rolled several times before coming to a stop.

A passenger in the back seat was pronounced dead after being taken to Hilo Medical Center.  He was identified as 46-year-old Steven Jonathan of Hilo.  He did not appear to have been wearing a seat belt. A 61-year-old Hilo man riding in the front was transported to the same hospital with what were described as substantial injuries.

Neth was treated for minor injuries and released.  He was then arrested on multiple charges, including negligent homicide, reckless driving, and operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

He remained in custody pending further investigation.  Police believe that speed, impairment, and reckless driving were the main factors in the wreck.

If you have been injured in a car wreck, you may have to manage medical emergencies, insurance fees, lost wages, a wrecked vehicle, and many other logistical problems. The knowledgeable Hawaii car accident attorneys at Recovery Law Center work on all fronts to make sure clients have the physical and emotional support they need to move forward with their lives after a serious accident.  To schedule a free consultation where we can discuss your case, call us at (808) 427-3088 or complete our contact form.

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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