05-17-17 Keaau fatality (update No.2)

Hawai‘i Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Clarence Davies
Phone: 961-2332
Report No. C17013413

 

 

Media Release (Update No.2)

Hawaii Island police have charged a 26-year-old Keaʻau man who was arrested after fleeing the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Keaʻau on Sunday (May 14).

Keempe Drequito was arrested for manslaughter on Tuesday (May 16) and charged at 6 p.m. with manslaughter, negligent homicide, accident involving death or serious injury and reckless driving. His bail was set at $286,000.

Keempe Drequito was released for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock until his initial court appearance today (May 17).


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