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Hit-and-run suspect's mother expresses condolences

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By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

WAIPAHU (KHNL) - The mother of a hit-and-run suspect expressed sorrow Wednesday, after Honolulu police recovered the truck that they believe was involved.

Police haven't made any arrests in Monday's fatal crash in Waipahu.  They say they need more witnesses to come forward.

Kelly Feleunga tells KHNL News 8 her son was the driver of the pick-up that left the scene.  She expressed her condolences to the victim's family.

KHNL News 8 has exclusive video of the impounded vehicle as it arrived at Honolulu police headquarters Tuesday night.  There are dents and scrapes on the passenger side.

"We don't know who it is or who owns it," Cece Peato, suspect's neighbor, said.  "But it was just surprisingly parked in our neighborhood."

Police found the Ford pick-up on Leonui Street in Waipahu, after receiving an anonymous tip.  At first, Peato didn't know what was going on in front of her apartment complex.

"Not really until the police mentioned it to us what it was about," she said.

"What did they say?" this reporter asked.

"That it was possibly involved in a hit and run," Peato replied.

Lindsay Kane, 47, was killed Monday.  Investigators say he was riding his motorcycle on Farrington Highway near Waipahu Intermediate when a truck cut him off and then fled the scene, nearly colliding with two other vehicles.

"Pretty much sad for the person that was hit and left behind," Peato said.

Kelly Feleunga tells us her son, George Feleunga, 31, was the driver of the truck.

"I'm sorry for the (victim's) family," she said.  "May God bless them in this New Year.  I pray to the Lord to give them peace."

"I don't know what happened," Kelly Feleunga continued.  "He said it was an accident."

"I guess come forward," Peato said about the suspect.

The truck is registered to a Waipahu business.

If you have information about this case, call police.

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