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Elderly driver arrested after hitting boy in marked crosswalk

Donald Y. Abe, 82, of Pepe'ekeo (Image: Hawaii County Police Dept.) Donald Y. Abe, 82, of Pepe'ekeo (Image: Hawaii County Police Dept.)
PEPEEKEO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

An 82-year-old Big Island driver was arrested for negligent homicide and driving without a license Tuesday after he struck a 9-year-old boy in a marked crosswalk.

The boy was critically injured in the Pepeekeo crash.

Police say the child was crossing Highway 19 with a 49-year-old man when he was struck by a Chevy Lumina.

The boy was taken to Hilo Medical Center, then transferred to the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. 

Authorities say Donald Y. Abe was booked on suspicion of first-degree negligent injury and released pending an investigation. 

Witnesses are asked to call police or CrimeStoppers. 

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