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Police arrest only survivor of car involved in fatal crash

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:00 p.m. HST, Mar 13, 2013

Maui police arrested and charged a 22-year-old Pukalani man with manslaughter and other charges in connection with a head-on crash in Kula last year that killed five people.

Libert Qalivere is being held on $750,000 bail after being charged with five counts of manslaughter, one count of negligent injury, two counts of inattention to driving and operating a vehicle while under the influence.

Officers arrested Qalivere at his home on Tuesday morning.

At the time, police said speed and alcohol were factors in the March 25, 2012 collision on the Kula Highway near Noholoa Place. The five victims were ejected from a Dodge Neon that crossed the center line and crashed into a blue 2003 Suzuki Aerio.

Qalivere, who was wearing his seat belt and was the driver of the Neon, was the only survivor from the car.

Arriving officers found three men and a woman dead at the scene. A fifth man died en route to Maui Memorial Hospital, police said.

The three occupants in the Suzuki — all residents of Pukalani — went to Maui Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

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kailua000 wrote:
watch, he'll get a year , or time served. winnah
on March 13,2013 | 03:53PM
jess wrote:
I think living with killing your friends (or anyone) is a lifetime of punishment (and it's free). Most 21 year olds are dumb enough to drink and drive... it's just that most of those incidents don't end with four people dead.
on March 13,2013 | 04:15PM
Pocho wrote:
He'll be back on the streets after he serves his time.
on March 13,2013 | 04:25PM
Slow wrote:
Thanks for a decent, rational viewpoint. He'll do significant time but his real punishment will be the memories and regrets that will haunt him forever.
on March 13,2013 | 04:26PM
soundofreason wrote:
on March 13,2013 | 07:00PM
copperwire9 wrote:
I agree.
on March 13,2013 | 07:04PM
bender wrote:
I doubt those thoughts will bother him that much.
on March 14,2013 | 05:51AM
SueH wrote:
Fine. Send him to Kaho'olawe where he can reflect daily on killing his friends, and won't continue to suckle on the Teat of Society while in prison.
on March 13,2013 | 07:30PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
Someone ought to tell this guy not to stick bobby pins in electrical outlets.
on March 13,2013 | 03:57PM
AhiPoke wrote:
Wow, he looks like a winner. There were five passengers in a Neon, six total? They must have been really small. And yes, he'll probably get a slap on the wrist.
on March 13,2013 | 03:59PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Head-on crash. Lucky for the seat belt, and his built-in helmet.
on March 13,2013 | 04:26PM
Pocho wrote:
house em up with Tui!
on March 13,2013 | 04:26PM
Galajr wrote:
A photo only a mother would love.
on March 13,2013 | 04:32PM
loquaciousone wrote:
I thought that was his mother.
on March 13,2013 | 04:51PM
XML808 wrote:
It took them one year to arrest and charge him with this crime? Talk about the slow wheels of justice.
on March 13,2013 | 04:51PM
soundofreason wrote:
Looks like a cartoon character
on March 13,2013 | 07:04PM
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