HONOLULU, HI – A suspect has surrendered to authorities in connection with a crash that killed a Honolulu high school student in February.
According to a KHON report, 46-year-old Mitchel Miyashiro turned himself in on Thursday to face charges in the Feb. 15 incident.
It happened at the intersection of Kapiolani Boulevard and Kamakee Street, where two teenage girls were hit by a pickup truck that went through a red light shortly after 6:40 a.m. One of the victims, a 16-year-old, was killed while the other was injured. Both were in a marked crosswalk at the time.
The driver kept going on Kapiolani Boulevard without stopping to help. Earlier this week, The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of Honolulu announced that Miyashiro has been charged with first-degree negligent homicide along with collisions involving death or serious bodily injury, collisions involving bodily injury, and driving without a license. Prosecutors said he also had 164 prior traffic citations.
If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors intend to seek an enhanced sentence of 20 years for not remaining at the crash scene.
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