Big Island Man Charged In Fatal Accident

BIG ISLAND (KHNL) -- Big Island prosecutors charge 33-year-old Brian Santiago in connection with a fatal accident in North Kohala.

Police say Santiago struck a car on Akoni Pule Highway, killing a 20-year-old man from Waimea.

At the time, investigators say Santiago was under the influence of alcohol and speeding.

On Sunday, prosecutors charged him with negligent homicide.

Santiago is being held at the Kona police station on $7,000 bail.