HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police are searching for a murder suspect after a road rage incident turned deadly on the H-1 Freeway early Sunday morning.
Officers were called to a vehicle in the middle of the H-1 Freeway east bound near the Kunia interchange around 3:00 a.m. Sunday and found a man in the driver’s seat bleeding profusely.
Family members have identified the victim as Gerald “Jerry” Waialae, 50.
“My dad ended up getting stabbed in his temple and his heart and his stomach. But he had the strength to get back into the car and try to drive off and get my sisters safe,” said Makeala Cachola.
Cachola said her two youngest sisters, ages 13 and 15, were in the car when it happened.
The last thing Waialae told his daughters before he went unconscious was “everything will be OK.”
“I lost a husband, my children lost their father, my mother-in-law lost her only son. He’ll never be able to walk his other daughters down the aisle and see my younger daughters graduate from high school,” said Waialae’s wife Marilyn.
Marilyn said she will miss sharing those special milestones with him the most.
“He was so happy at my wedding two years ago and he’s been asking me when I’m going to have kids and we just weren’t ready,” said Waialae’s daughter Jazmyn Williams. “Now I’m sad he won’t see that day and he won’t meet them because that’s all he wanted.”
His daughters say the suspect – a man in his mid-20s, about six feet tall, slim build with dreadlocks – fled the scene in a grey charger-type four-door sedan.
They are begging for the public’s help in finding their father’s killer.
“Just come forward, or if you guys know anything, please come forward and give our family peace and give my dad the justice he deserves because he didn’t deserve this,” Cachola said.
Anyone with information is being asked to call CrimeStoppers Honolulu at 955-8300, or to submit a tip on the P3 Tips mobile app. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by clicking here.