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Two men charged in fatal hit-and-run crash in Kaneohe

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:10 p.m. HST, Jun 07, 2012


Two men were charged today in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed a 30-year-old man Saturday in Kaneohe.

Mark K. Salangdron, of an Iroquois Avenue address, was charged this morning with fleeing the scene of an accident and extortion. His bail was set at $250,000.

He was arrested at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday at Wet'n'Wild water park in Kapolei.

A second man, 25-year-old Elijah Kawai-Aweau, was allegedly also in the truck that struck the victim. He was charged with hindering prosecution and was being held in lieu of $150,000 bail.

Both men are scheduled to appear in District Court tomorrow.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Matthew Fragas, of Kaneohe, and said he died of cranial cerebral injuries from the crash.

A vehicle, likely traveling toward Kailua, hit Fragas on Kahekili Highway at 2:15 a.m. Saturday near Ahuimanu Place. He was not in a crosswalk and alcohol may have been a factor, police said. The vehicle fled the scene.

An Emergency Medical Services supervisor said Fragas was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

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