Suspect in a hit-and-run crash that left a doctor dead pleads not guilty

He was on the run from police for more than a month.

Suspect in a hit-and-run crash that left a doctor dead pleads not guilty
Jeremy Kawika Lee. (Image: HPD) (Vorsino, Mary)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man accused of killing a beloved doctor in a hit-and-run crash on Oahu’s North Shore has pleaded not guilty in court.

The crash happened on Sept. 30. Police allege that 39-year-old Jeremy Kawika Lee was behind the wheel in Mokuleia when he struck and killed Dr. Eugene Chin who was taking his dog out for a morning walk.

Lee then allegedly fled the scene and wasn’t located by police until more than a month later on Nov. 5. He was found in the Sand Island area.

He’s facing charges of negligent homicide and failure to render aid.

Lee is being held on $750,000 bail and is due back in court in January.

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