EAST HONOLULU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Friday, a preliminary police investigation revealed that Boydshiro A. Maycry, of Kalihi, was killed during a hit and run accident that happened just before 3 a.m. on Kalanianaole Highway fronting Sandy Beach.
Honolulu police closed Kalanianaole from Kealahou Street to Sandy Beach in both directions while they conducted their investigation, reopening the roadway to traffic at about 5:15 a.m.
Following that investigation, Maycry was believed to have been crossing the highway in front of the beach when he was struck by a car that then fled the scene. A Honolulu Police Department spokesperson says the accident was not reported, and a police officer on patrol came across the body.
"A beat officer on patrol driving here about 2:39 in the morning saw we he thought looked like a body in the roadway, so he stopped, sure enough it was," said Lt. Bobby Towne.
The victim was pronounced dead on arrival at about 3:10 a.m.
When the officer arrived on scene and activated his blue lights, he attracted the attention of friends and family of the victim who in an area nearby, who then identified his body to police.
A medical examination later in the day, however, revealed inconsistencies between initial reports and the actual cause of death, and police say they no longer believe the boy was the victim of a hit and run crash. The city medical examiner's office determined that Maycry died from head and brain injuries.
"We believe he may have been a passenger in a vehicle, and we are asking for information from witnesses who were either at the scene or may have been driving in the area at the time," said HPD spokesperson Kim Buffet.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 955-8300.