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Kealakekua man charged with negligent homicide in Queen Kaahumanu Highway crash

MEDIA RELEASE

Joseph Edgar Jr.

Police traffic investigators have charged 21-year-old Joseph Edgar Jr. of Kealakekua with negligent homicide in the first degree, two counts of negligent injury, operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and reckless driving in connection with a two-vehicle crash Tuesday (February 23) on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway at the 88-mile marker in North Kona.

Edgar was charged at 10:22 p.m. Wednesday (February 24) and his bail was set at $102,000.

He is being held at the Kona police cellblock.

Editor’s note: Related post on the crash

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