Police recover car linked to 'intentional' hit-and-run

HPD recovers vehicle suspected in Ewa Beach hit-and-run
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WAHIAWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police have recovered the car they believe was used to plow through a group of teens in Ewa Beach on Tuesday, critically injuring an 18-year-old woman.

The car, a silver Hyundai, was found on Aheahe Avenue in Whitmore Village just after 8 p.m. Friday.

It had significant damage to the hood and its windshield was shattered.

Residents in the area said they didn't notice the car until Friday. They didn't think much of it because there's a body shop in the area and people sometimes park their cars on Aheahe Avenue for the shop to pick up.

The suspected driver in the hit-and-run, 20-year-old Malik Morton, turned himself in Thursday. He graduated from Leilehua High School in 2013.

Morton is accused of being behind the wheel of the Hyundai that plowed into a crowd of teenagers early Tuesday morning following a fight that spilled out into the street near Fort Weaver Road.

Police and witnesses said the driver of the vehicle intentionally drove through the group of teens.

Alisha Brown, 18, was hit by the vehicle and remains in a coma. Ryan Ilar, 17, was also hospitalized but has been released.

Morton was booked on two counts of attempted murder. Morton's lawyer said he has received death threats, and that he is innocent.

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