HAWAII ISLAND, HI – Police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal pedestrian accident on Hawaii Island, according to Hawaii News Now.
Investigators said 34-year-old Patrick Murphy was driving a Toyota Tacoma north on Highway 11 Sunday night when the incident happened at about 9:45 p.m.
Police said Murphy struck a 40-year-old man who was in the northbound shoulder lane. Murphy thought he had struck a wild pig and kept driving until returning to the scene later and realizing he had struck a man, according to police. He notified 911 and began attempting CPR on the man.
The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead later at the Hilo Medical Center.
Murphy was arrested on several charges, including suspicion of first-degree negligent homicide, driving under the influence, causing a deadly crash, and failing to provide information or render aid.
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