Hilo man charged with negligent homicide in Akolea Road traffic fatality
A Hilo man, 70 year-old Carlton Inada, has been arrested and charged in relation to a traffic fatality that occurred on Oct. 3 on Akolea Road.
Inada is scheduled to make his initial appearance Thursday afternoon in Hilo District Court. He remains in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Inada was charged with Negligent Homicide in the Second Degree (caused the death of another person by operation of a vehicle in a negligent manner) and Collisions Involving Death or Serious Bodily Injury.
Collisions Involving Death or Serious Bodily Injury is a class B felony offense which carries a penalty of either a ten-year prison term or four years probation and up to eighteen months in jail.
Negligent Homicide in the Second Degree is a class C felony offense which carries a penalty of either a five-year prison term or five years probation and up to twelve months in jail.