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Kaneohe woman indicted in deadly crash

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:28 a.m. HST, Sep 20, 2013

A grand jury has indicted a 21-year-old Kaneohe woman on charges of negligent homicide for a deadly Big Island crash in July 2012.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported today (http://bit.ly/1aN9J1i ) that Tiana Sagapolutele-Silva turned herself in this week to a police station in Kailua-Kona, then posted bail and was released.

Police say Sagapolutele-Silva was driving with three other passengers when she tried to pass another car and hit it. Police say her car ran off the highway and flipped, ejecting 19-year-old Christine C.R. Laeda. Authorities say Laeda was not wearing a seatbelt.

Sagapolutele-Silva is charged with first-degree negligent homicide and three counts of third-degree assault.

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1R1E wrote:
how does one hide out for a year, turn themselves in and post bail and free to go....? girl has been missing for over a year, a murderer and she is not kept in jail until her hearing...? well that sends a positive message to our youth.
on September 19,2013 | 05:07PM
IRIE, I have a hard time calling this girl a murderer. Wouldn't the proper term be a manslaughterer, or a womanslaughterer? Sorry, but when I think of a murderer, I think of somebody who purposly commited the crime.
on September 19,2013 | 06:30PM
LanaAloha wrote:
I would think the same. That being said, I often see people passing dangerously - it's not worth risking your life, other people's lives and your own freedom to try to get somewhere a few minutes quicker.
on September 20,2013 | 06:48AM
joseph007 wrote:
because the hearing is in Hawaii...... everyone gets probation and low bail...
on September 20,2013 | 08:48AM
lokela wrote:
Sad. Can't even pass a car yet alone hitting it. People if you passing a car you better pay real attention to speed, distance and oncoming vehicles. Otherwise no pass.
on September 20,2013 | 06:58AM
joseph007 wrote:
why bother with this? she'll just get a few years probation anyways....
on September 20,2013 | 08:48AM
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