Charges filed against woman suspected in Makaha hit-and-run that killed 2 men

(Image: HPD)
(Image: HPD)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Charges have been filed against a woman in connection with Monday's double fatal hit-and-run in Makaha.

Honolulu police say Sierra Burns faces five charges in light of the deadly accident that killed 21-year-old Jonah Ragsdale of Maili, and Daniel Mole, 23, of Nanakuli.

Burns was charged with two counts of negligent homicide in the first degree, two counts of accidents involving death or serious bodily injury (failure to render aid), and one count of accidents involving bodily injury.

Burns is the registered owner of the vehicle that witnesses saw fleeing the scene after the crash.

Her Volkswagen Passat was found shortly after on Lahilahi Street. Sources say the 21-year-old woman was found sleeping in the backseat.

Burns was arrested Saturday around 9:30 p.m. at her Nanakuli home.

Monday's accident happened in a dark portion of Farrington Highway where there are no street lights. Officials said Mole and Ragsdale were on the side of the road fixing a truck when the suspected driver struck them.

The double-fatal incident gripped the west side community.

"We all need to hold ourselves accountable to our actions. The one main question that I have is: Why not render aid?" Mole's father, Richard, said.

"I understand that accidents occur and I know this wasn't done deliberately — cause who in their right mind would do something like that — but at least stop and render aid," he added.

Burns remains in custody. Bail is set at $750,000.

This story may be updated.

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