Man dies after being run over by vehicle

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A Big Island man died after he was run over by a vehicle as it backed out of a driveway in Puna.

Hawaii police say 29-year-old Beke Robert Jr. was a passenger in a SUV when he either fell or jumped out of the vehicle and was run over. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center where he died about an hour later at 3:42 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the driver was 33-year-old Sonny D. Kalawe. He has been charged with negligent homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, as well as various other motor vehicle infractions. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending further investigation.

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