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Suspect in fatal H-1 Freeway incident arrested for failure to render aid

A crash has shut down all westbound lanes of the H-1 near the Wilder Ave. off-ramp (Image: Hawaii News Now) A crash has shut down all westbound lanes of the H-1 near the Wilder Ave. off-ramp (Image: Hawaii News Now)
42-year-old Steven Headington, wanted by police in connection with a deadly accident. (Photo: Honolulu Police) 42-year-old Steven Headington, wanted by police in connection with a deadly accident. (Photo: Honolulu Police)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A man suspected in a bizarre incident on the H-1 Freeway that ended in the death of a 37-year-old man has been arrested.

Police said Thursday 42-year-old Steven Headington was taken into custody for failing to render aid.

On May 21, the victim was killed after he was ejected from the bed of a pickup truck he had jumped into while trying to stop its driver from fleeing the scene of previous a fender-bender accident.

Police say Headington is believed to have been the driver of the pickup.

That fender-bender, according to police, happened at around 4 a.m. and involved the pickup truck and another sedan.

After the victim had jumped into the pickup truck, the vehicle hit a median near the Wilder off-ramp and knocked him from the truck bed and onto the roadway. The 37-year-old man was then fatally struck by a van being driven by a 21-year-old.

The pickup truck's driver fled the scene after crashing on the highway. Officers also found a young woman with serious injuries in the cab of the truck.

"We do have probable cause to believe that he did commit the offense of failure to render aid. And we'd like to talk to him. We'd like to have his input and him to help us complete the investigation so that we have a thorough and accurate picture of exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the crash," Lt. Ben Moszkowicz of HPD said. 

Sources tell Hawaii News Now that the pickup truck was stolen.

This story will be updated.

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