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Waialua man faces negligent homicide charge in fatal crash

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  • A Jeep caught fire after a collision on Wilikina Drive at about 12:31 a.m. this morning.

  • Donald Halleron

A 29-year-old Waialua man was charged with first-degree negligent homicide today in connection with the death early Sunday morning of man who was waiting in a parked car for a North Shore road to reopen following this weekend’s tsunami alert.

Police said that Donald Halleron was speeding when his truck hit three parked cars shortly after midnight on Wilikina Drive.

The Medical Examiner’s office hasn’t released the name of the man who died. The victim was seated in a Jeep when it was struck by Halleron’s truck. According to witnesses, the Jeep burst into flames after the impact.

A 43-year-old woman, who was in a vehicle in front of the Jeep, was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Four others in a fourth vehicle were taken to an area hospital in good condition.

The collision occurred around 12:20 a.m.

Police arrested Halleron at 8:40 a.m. Sunday on suspicion of first-degree negligent homicide at the Queen’s Medical Center. He was also charged with drunken driving, driving without a license and two contempt counts.

His bail was set at $200,000.

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