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Man arrested 2 years after fatal Pali Hwy. crash

Scene of January 2013 crash on Pali Hwy. Scene of January 2013 crash on Pali Hwy.
Scene of January 2013 crash on Pali Hwy. Scene of January 2013 crash on Pali Hwy.
Charles Kiakona Charles Kiakona
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

There has been an arrest in a two-year-old accident that killed an Oahu man on the Pali Highway.

The suspect, 54-year-old Charles Kiakona of Kailua, was taken into custody on Monday. He was the driver of the flatbed tow truck that was making an illegal U-turn in January 2013 when a car slammed into it. The cab of Kiakona's truck was in the median, while the flatbed portion remained on the highway.

The driver of the car, 83-year-old Herbert Muraoka, was killed.

Kiakona was arrested on suspicion of third degree negligent homicide, which is a misdemeanor. He plead "no contest" to the charges. A judge sentenced Kiakona to a one-year deferral period and 45 hours of community service.

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