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Hawaii island man arrested after he runs over passenger

By Star-Advertiser staff


A 29-year-old Keaau man died Sunday from injuries he received when he was run over in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna, Hawaii County police reported.

Beke Robert Jr. was taken took to Hilo Medical Center, where he died at 3:42 a.m. 

The driver of the vehicle, Sonny D. Kalawe, was arrested for first-degree negligent homicide, operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, no no-fault insurance, inattention to driving and no operator’s license. Kalawe is being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending further investigation. 

Puna patrol officers said Kalawe, 33, was reversing a 2000 Ford Explorer SUV from a private driveway on 29th Avenue when the victim either fell or jumped out of the vehicle and was run over. The incident occurred at 2:40 a.m. 

An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death. 

Police ask that anyone with information on this case call Officer Tuckloy Aurello at (808) 961-8119. 

Because this occurred in a private subdivision, the death is not counted toward the county’s official traffic fatality count. 

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olos73 wrote:
That's the kind of people that shouldn't be driving. Lock um up and throw away the keys.
on December 17,2012 | 09:44AM
false wrote:
There are a lot of other things I can think of that he "shouldn't be" but I leave that to one's imagination.
on December 17,2012 | 09:50AM
entrkn wrote:
that cat needs to be caged...
on December 17,2012 | 10:51AM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
What, you expected better out of Puna? Animals.
on December 17,2012 | 12:33PM
Pocho wrote:
This is not the, What came 1st, the Chicken or Egg type of thing. Dis guy no belong driving in the 1st place, everything else comes after that
on December 17,2012 | 01:42PM
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