Witness speaks out after fiery crash near Makua cave kills 1
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - One person was killed early Saturday morning in a violent crash near Makua cave.
The Honolulu Fire Department responded to the crash just after midnight.
The first arriving fire company found a full-size pickup truck engulfed in flames. According to officials, once the fire was extinguished, firefighters discovered the victim lying on the ground outside of the vehicle.
Paramedics took four victims to the hospital, all were in serious condition.
A 14-year-old, who everyone calls "Mana Boy," was in the truck and returned to the scene Sunday evening. He said he was trying to make sense of how the crash happened and wanted the family to know that his prayers are with them.
Authorities haven't identified the victim, but friends say it is Zain Lalawai. According to the teens, the packed pickup was heading from a house party to Yokohama Beach Park.
The vehicle's driver, 18-year-old Kameaalohanakekaiau Wilbur-Delima, is in police custody. However, it's not for negligent homicide. He's being held on multiple contempt warrants after allegedly running away from the scene and will appear in court tomorrow.
Amber Lau also went to visit the memorial and says she almost got into the vehicle. Now she wonders if she could have helped prevent the crash.
"I felt shocked. I felt like if I was in that car, what would happen you know. Like would he have slowed down if I was in the car. Would he have listened to me?"
Police believe speed and alcohol were involved.
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