Captain Cook man turns himself in following hit-and-run crash in S. Kona
A Captain Cook man was arrested in connection to the hit-and-run crash over the weekend that left a pedestrian critically injured.
Alec Lyle Timpson, 30, turned himself in to Hawai‘i police Sunday at 11:25 a.m., at the Kealakehe Police Station after police issued a media release describing the vehicle involved in the collision. Police investigators also recovered a silver 2001 Ford F-150 pickup truck as evidence.
The hit-and-run collision took place Saturday evening on Highway 11, near the 110-mile marker in South Kona. Responding to an 8:46 p.m. call, police determined that an unknown vehicle was heading south on Highway 11 when it struck the 24-year-old male pedestrian, who was walking south across the highway in the southbound lane. The pedestrian was not in the marked crosswalk when he was struck.
According to police, the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Timpson, fled the scene and failed to render aid to the pedestrian.
The male pedestrian, who has not been positively identified, was transported to the Kona Community Hospital and later transferred to Queens Medical Center on O‘ahu for further treatment, where he is listed in critical condition.
After conferring with the County Prosecutors Office, police charged Timpson with:
- First-degree negligent injury
- Duty to give information or render aid
- Accidents involving death or serious bodily injury
His bail is set at $7,250. Timpson is currently being held at the Kealakehe Police Station cellblock pending his initial court appearance.
Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in this investigation.
The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a negligent injury investigation and is asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Adam Roberg at 808-326-4646, ext. 229 or email at [email protected]. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.