POSTED: 1:49 p.m. HST, Apr 3, 2012
A fund at Bank of Hawaii branches has been set up to help a family whose 3-year-old son was killed and four other members injured in a car crash last week in Makaha.
Bank of Hawaii said a fund called the Brown Family Foundation has been established and that donations can be made at any of its branches statewide.
Mabel Uta, a sister of Potasi Uta, who is accused of killing 3-year-old Ashton Brown and injuring four members of the boy's family, say they plan to raise money to help the Brown family find a home and pay expenses stemming from the tragedy.
Uta, 44, is charged with first-degree negligent homicide, causing accidental death or injury and driving under the influence of alcohol after a car crashed into a bus shelter in Makaha on Wednesday night, fatally injuring the boy.
Four family members were injured: the boy's mother, 41; two girls, 11 and 5; and a 7-year-old boy.
Uta is being held, unable to post $100,000 bond.