Driver accused of deadly crash into Waipahu bus stop pleads not guilty

Scene of the bus crash.
Scene of the bus crash.

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A driver accused of killing a woman and injuring another by crashing his car into a Waipahu bus stop last year pleaded not guilty at his Circuit Court arraignment Monday.

An Oahu grand jury earlier this month indicted Richtenson Alyphios, 42, on first-degree negligent homicide and failure to render aid charges. He's suspected of driving under the influence.

Investigators say Alyphios was behind the wheel of a Ford Taurus that plowed into a bus stop on Farrington Highway near Paiwa Street on August 22, 2010. Two women were waiting at the bus stop.

Benita Duldulao, 68, a mother of six, was killed. Celestina Acob, 67, suffered an injury to her knee and bruised elbows.

Witnesses told police the suspect got out of the vehicle after the crash and fled the scene.

Trial is tentatively set for January.


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