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Man, 26, dies after alleged Makaha carjacking attempt

UPDATE: MONDAY 9:45 p.m.

The 26-year-old man who was run over Sunday during an alleged attempted carjacking has died, Honolulu police said Monday.

The man “succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead,” according to police, who said they were informed of the death by the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office.

The 50-year-old woman who police arrested after the collision has been released pending further investigation.

Police said the man was trying to break into her car when she accelerated and drove over him as he ran alongside the vehicle. She allegedly fled but was later arrested for suspicion of collisions involving death or serious bodily injury.

This was Oahu’s 15th traffic fatality in 2024, compared with 27 at the same time last year.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call HPD’s Traffic Division at 808-723-3413.

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A man is in critical condition, and a woman has been arrested, after an attempted carjacking incident in Makaha on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Honolulu Police Department, a 26-year-old man involved in a motor vehicle collision at about 3:20 p.m. Sunday allegedly fled the scene on foot toward Farrington Highway.

While on the highway, the suspect allegedly attempted to stop and enter multiple occupied vehicles.

He then approached the car of a 50-year-old woman heading eastbound, “grabbed ahold” of it and made multiple attempts to reach into the driver’s side window, police said.

The woman accelerated and the man fell from alongside the vehicle onto the roadway and that she allegedly drove over him then fled, according to police.

Honolulu Emergency Medical Services took the man to the hospital in critical condition. Police did not say whether he was arrested for the initial collision or attempted carjacking.

Police later found the woman who was driving, and arrested her for collisions involving substantial bodily injury.

Police are investigating, but said speed, drugs and alcohol do not appear to be contributing factors.

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