Hit-and-run crash is now a negligent homicide case
By Star-Advertiser staff
POSTED: 08:49 a.m. HST, May 27, 2012
Police are investigating Wednesday’s hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Isenberg and Date streets as a negligent homicide case.
The victim, identified as 38-year-old Ricky Donre of Honolulu, died Saturday night at the Queen’s Medical Center, and after suffering what police described as “critical, massive head injuries” when the mo-ped he was operating was struck by a silver Nissan.
According to police, the Nissan was traveling makai on Isenberg street at a high rate of speed then made a left turn into the mo-ped, which was traveling in the opposite direction. The Nissan fled the scene and police are still looking for the driver. The incident occurred just after 9:30 p.m.
Police believe speed may have been a factor in the crash, which happened under an overhead street light.
Police closed Isenberg, Date and Citron streets for three hours while Traffic Division officers investigated the crash scene.Click here to download our mobile app for your iOS and Android device.