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Body found near fiery wreck by Makua Cave identified

By Gregg K. Kakesako

LAST UPDATED: 11:04 a.m. HST, Jun 27, 2013

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the 16-year-old teenage boy who was killed in a fiery pickup truck crash on Farrington Highway near Makua Cave nearly two weeks ago as Zain Lalawai of Waianae.

However, the cause of death was derferred pending further investigation.

Police say the 12 people were riding in the pickup truck — seven in the two-seat crew cab and five in the truck bed.

Paramedics took three girls, ages 13, 14 and 15; and a 16-year-old boy to a hospital in serious condition.

Charges of negligent homicide and first-degree accidental death are pending against Kamealohanakekaiau Wilbur-Delima.

He was released from Oahu Community Correctional Center June 17 after posting bail of $330.

The crash happened on June 14 when Wilbur-Delima was lost control of the truck he was driving. The vehicle struck some rocks and burst into flames near Makua Cave just after midnight. Lalawai was killed and four teenagers were taken to the hospital.

Lalawai’s body was found on the ground outside of the truck cab, after firefighters extinguished the truck fire

Wilbur-Delima turned himself in at the main police station on June 15 — nearly 12 hours after the crash — preventing authorities from performing a blood test to determine if he was legally drunk at the time of the accident.

Police said the truck was weaving and speeding as it traveled north on Farrington Highway. It went off the road, hit a concrete piling and burst into flames about a half-mile north of Makua Cave.

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allie wrote:
sos orry his "friends" abandoned him to die alone. What A miserable death, even by Waianae standards. May God be with his soul and may God comfort the family. Please consider ending the death trap of allowing anyone in the back of a truck.
on June 27,2013 | 11:07AM
kuewa wrote:
What do you mean by "even by Waianae standards"? And I don't see anything in this report about someone being purposely abandoned. No talk pilau about something that you know nothing about.
on June 27,2013 | 11:55AM
allie wrote:
read the original SA and HPD report hon.
on June 27,2013 | 12:07PM
ellinaskyrt wrote:
How did you get access to the HPD report?
on June 27,2013 | 01:51PM
copperwire9 wrote:
She's making stuff up. Again.
on June 27,2013 | 04:42PM
llawrence60 wrote:
allie, I have read many, many of your comments and continue to be offended by your condescending tone. Many, many good people live, work, and play here in the Waianae community. We are as sickened by the tragedy and the idiocy that led up to it as everyone else. Just because you have attended churches here, doesn't mean you know our community or give you the right to put it down.
on June 27,2013 | 05:00PM
allie wrote:
I did not put ti down. I was talking about this specific tragedy
on June 27,2013 | 05:17PM
aomohoa wrote:
NO you always have to throw in some trash talk about "even by Waianae standards." You just didn't add how dangerous it is. You constantly insult people, especially on the Westside.. My favorite beach ,just about any where, is Pokai Bay. Going there tomorrow and I can't wait. Glad you won't be there.
on June 27,2013 | 09:28PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
It is what it is, brah. People out there know it, and some even wear it as a badge of pride. Whatevah. You live by the sword, you die by the sword. Allie only speaks from personal observation. Sometimes the truth hurts.
on June 27,2013 | 01:17PM
ellinaskyrt wrote:
To what "it" are you referring to that "some" wear as a "badge of pride?" And since allie says she never goes to the West side, please explain how you've come to the conclusion that she is speaking from personal observation?
on June 27,2013 | 01:50PM
aomohoa wrote:
Allie has never personally observed Waianae. She would never go there. So that is not true, I only got to say that this involves bad parenting and that can happen any where.
on June 27,2013 | 09:30PM
ellinaskyrt wrote:
on June 27,2013 | 01:48PM
allie wrote:
I ahve been over there. I attended church ceremonies in Waianae with many Hawaiians. Nice folks.
on June 27,2013 | 03:30PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Sure you do.
on June 27,2013 | 04:42PM
allie wrote:
said I did...
on June 27,2013 | 05:18PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Said you did, but you didn't.
on June 27,2013 | 05:45PM
aomohoa wrote:
Such a liar!
on June 27,2013 | 09:33PM
aomohoa wrote:
Then you lied the other times you said you would never go to such a dangerous place. Just caught in one of your many lies. How did you even get there?
on June 27,2013 | 09:32PM
tiki886 wrote:
Wilbur-Delima,18 (an adult) already had four existing bench warrants related to driving without a license, speeding, not possessing no-fault vehicle insurance and other misdemeanor offenses prior to this crash.

District Judge Clarence Pacarro reduced his bail of $1,250 (already too low) on the four misdemeanor charges to $330 over the objections of city prosecutors.

Another limp wristed judge who needs to have his discretion taken away from him. Since in addition to the existing bench warrants, Wilbur-Delima is now charged with negligent homicide and 1st degree accidental death. Now he can conspire with the other occupants to "get their stories straight.". Especially since he ran away long enough to avoid a blood test for alcohol. He should have been remanded into custody without bail.

And the judge should be relieved of his position and responsibilities.

on June 27,2013 | 01:49PM
ellemnop wrote:
I also wondered how this guy could be free on $330 bail, when he fled the scene of an accident with one person dead and several minors injured. Surely this guy better get some jail time for his wrecklessness.
on June 27,2013 | 07:41PM
tiki886 wrote:
No, actually, the Judge, Clarence Pacarro should spend some time behind bars for poor judgement in not taking the perp off the roads. Let's see how many other injuries or deaths Wilbur-Delima will cause because of this Judge's poor decisions.
on June 27,2013 | 08:02PM
Anonymous wrote:
$330 bail ? The most ridiculous thing I've read so far this year. At the very least cite this idiot for littering so he's forced to pay more - after all, he littered people's bodies.
on June 27,2013 | 02:34PM
lowtone123 wrote:
Can't believe that with existing bench warrants related to driving a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of the accident and not to mention that the homeowner where the party took place is on record saying that he saw the driver drinking that night the judge lowers the bail on this guy.
on June 27,2013 | 03:53PM
tiki886 wrote:
Wilbur-Delima has nothing to lose at this moment. He was driving with bench warrants related to driving without a license, insurance, etc. He is charged with negligent homicide and accidental death.

Now that he is free on bail, there is no guaranty that he will not find a way to drink and drive again.

This time if he injures or kills someone else pending trial or a plea bargain, we should put District Judge Clarence Pacarro on trial. Unfortunately he is protected from liability for making "bad" decisions.

I believe Hawaii has some of the most irresponsible Judges in our nation dictating justice over Hawaii residents.

I wonder who appointed Judge Clarence Pacarro?

on June 27,2013 | 05:08PM
allie wrote:
on June 27,2013 | 05:18PM
COlohe1 wrote:
Da judge stay scared cause da west side folks going "take kea" of him if he decided otherwise.
on June 27,2013 | 05:24PM
MoiliiliBoy wrote:
Bail is a form of a "guarantee" that a defendant will appear for ALL further court proceedings regarding the criminal offenses that he/she has been charged with. It really has nothing to do with whether the defendant will commit more of the same crimes if "let go" due to bailing out. Failure to show for these court appearances risks the forfeiture of the bail monies. Bail is also determined whether or not the defendant has any prior arrests, especially if the prior arrest(s) is similar to the one that he/she has just been arrested for. I couldn't find anything that suggested that he had been arrested before and the warrants that he was arrested for already have the dollar amounts listed on them, so the judge cannot increase them just nilly willy, but appears that he can decrease them. The total bail amounts were aggregate (sum) of all the warrants, apparently. It is unknown what the amounts were, if any, for the negligent homicide (probably the third degree) and the accidental death.
on June 27,2013 | 05:28PM
tiki886 wrote:
$330 bail is insignificant to be free while pending litigation. That is abhorrent !!!! . Wilbur-Delima should be denied bail and be behind bars since his behavior of running away is to avoid a blood test is incriminating and he is now free to intimidate other witnesses to get the "story straight". 3rd degree homicide? Where did you earn your law degree from? The UH Richardson Law School?

Let's hope you don't become a future litigator or State Judge.

on June 27,2013 | 08:21PM
Benibiker wrote:
None of his "friends" riding with him identified him? Shameful...
on June 27,2013 | 04:38PM
MoiliiliBoy wrote:
I agree, his friends also going get "shibai". They could've called the cops sometime after, but were all too scared (assuming here) to get into trouble. With at least 12 people in the truck, did they know that one person was unaccounted for until the media disclosed it? I'm sure they didn't huddle up after at some house or park and recount the activities and conduct a headcount.
on June 27,2013 | 05:31PM
allie wrote:
yup..even HPD was shocked at the callous indifference to this young man.
on June 27,2013 | 06:39PM
bumbye wrote:
I think you mean "bachi."
on June 27,2013 | 10:49PM
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