Driver accused in deadly hit-and-run on H-1 pleads not guilty

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man accused in a deadly hit-and-run crash late last month pleaded not guilty to several charges in connection with the incident.

Steven Headington, 42, entered his plea before a Circuit Court judge on Thursday morning.

Authorities say Headington was driving a stolen pickup truck on the H-1 Freeway on May 21 when he hit a vehicle near the Wilder off-ramp and fled the scene.

That collision killed a man, who had previously jumped into the bed of the stolen pickup truck while trying to stop the driver from fleeing the scene of a fender-bender moments before.

The story made headlines last week after the victim's widow confronted Headington after finding him with the help of a tip on social media.

Headington's trial is set for the week of Aug. 13. His bail remains at $100,000.

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