POSTED: 06:44 p.m. HST, Sep 18, 2012
Maui police arrested a 73-year-old Paia man Tuesday afternoon in connection with a hit-and-run collision that killed a 56-year-old Paia man on Sunday.
A police vehicle homicide investigator found the suspect’s 2003 silver Mitsubishi Galant in Skill Village and determined it had been involved in a crash. Police arrested the man on suspicion of failure to stop and render aid in an accident involving death or serious bodily injury, a class B felony.
Police said the victim’s lifeless body was found Sunday at 8:16 p.m. in the middle of Paia Bypass Road, about two-tenths of a mile west of Baldwin Avenue. Police believe the victim, identified as Gregory L. King, was a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle traveling east on Paia Bypass Road.
Police said they identified King through fingerprints.
The suspect was released pending investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Maui police at or Crime Stoppers at 242-6966.