Warrant issued for fatal hit & run suspect after missing court

Warrant issued for fatal hit & run suspect after missing court

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Update:  A warrant has been issued for Chantel Andrade after she failed to appear at a court hearing Wednesday.   The hearing was to set trial for a separate case when she was caught driving without a license.


The family of 25-year old Keith Jantoc is outraged that a Kalihi woman was not charged with murder and was instead charged for felony hit and run.

Chantel Andrade was indicted by a grand jury for the alleged crime that happened in April.

Jantoc was killed while riding his motorcycle on the H-1 Freeway near Waikele.  Witnesses told police that Jantoc was deliberately hit by a dark SUV in a case of road rage.   Hours later, an SUV was found, abandoned, in a Pearl City business parking lot. It had significant front end damage. The Chevy Tahoe taken by Honolulu Police is the same make and model and has the same license plate as the one on Andrade's Facebook page.

Andrade had ten prior arrests but no felony convictions.

Hawaii News Now was the first to report that she was arrested just days before the deadly crash. She was pulled over on April 10 for speeding on Fort Weaver Road and found to have six outstanding warrants.  All the warrants are for driving without a license and driving without insurance. She bailed out the next day.

Jantoc's family describes him as non-confrontational and say he was clown, always trying to make people laugh.  They wanted her to be charged with manslaughter which would have carried up to twenty years in prison.

Andrade instead faces a maximum of ten years in prison if convicted.

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