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Grand jury charges 19-year-old man in fatal H-1 freeway crash


An Oahu grand jury Wednesday indicted a 19-year-old man for a roll-over accident on the H-1 freeway that killed his 18-year-old girlfriend and injured three others.

The grand jury returned a first-degree negligent homicide charge Wednesday against Devon Shane Keser in the Aug. 12 death of Kortney Biton-Schubert. He was also charged with one count of first-degree negligent injury and two counts of second-degree negligent injury.

Biton-Shubert, Keser and three other people, were thrown from a Jeep, driven by Keser, after it rolled over several times after hitting a metal guardrail on the H-1 freeway. 

Passenger Joshua Tica, 20, suffered critical injuries causing head and brain damage.  Jade Simpson, 19, suffered a fracture to her left shoulder blade, and Benjamin-James Page, 20, suffered facial lacerations and a fracture to his left hand. 

Keser’s bail was set at $100,000. 

According to a police affidavit, Keser — also known as Shane Hoover — had a blood alcohol content of 0.13. The legal limit for driving is 0.08.

Although Keser was arrested for driving under the influence while under the age of 21, that charge was incorporated with more serious offenses. Results of additional drug testing won’t be available for at least a month.

Page, in the police affidavit, said Keser had been drinking beer when he picked him up in Ewa, picked up Tica in Pearl City and picked up Simpson in Aliamanu on their way to a rave party in Waikiki. 

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