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Suspect Arrested in Connection With Puna Fatality

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Hawaiʻi Island police have charged Gaelynn Kahe‘e, 28, in connection with the traffic fatality in Puna on Thursday, Aug. 24.

On Friday, Aug. 25, at 8:33 p.m., police charged Kahe‘e with third-degree Negligent Homicide, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death or Serious Bodily Injury and Driving Without a License.

Her bail was set a $6,000, and she was released from police custody after posting bail.

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call Officer Keith Nacis at (808) 961-2339 or the Hawai‘i Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

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Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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