HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT UNIT
SERGEANT ROBERT E. HATTON
AUGUST 27, 2004
MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE
Big Island police Friday (August 27, 2004) charged an 18-year-old male with a variety of offenses stemming from a head-on collision last week that resulted in two deaths.
About 3:45 p.m., the suspect, Stanley Keliiholokai, 18, of Volcano, was charged with two counts of manslaughter and one count each of first-degree negligent injury, unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, driving under the influence of an intoxicant, reckless driving, driving without a license and failure to render aid.
Keliiholokai is being held in the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $30,500 bail.
At 5:26 p.m. Thursday (August 19, 2004), Keliiholokai was driving a white Mitsubishi four-door sedan toward Hilo on Volcano Highway when he attempted to pass several vehicles in a no-passing zone and his car collided head-on with a tan Chevrolet two-door sedan driven by Rogelio Manahan. The collision occurred near the intersection of Nahelenani Street in Volcano.
Keliiholokai’s front seat passenger, Clinton Kaleiwahea, 31, of Volcano, and Manahan’s wife and front seat passenger, Jeannette E. Manahan, 53, of Elmhurst, New York, were killed in the crash.
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