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Police ID woman killed in Nanawale crash and arrest driver


Police have identified the 22-year-old Pahoa woman who was killed Saturday (April 9) from injuries she sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Nanawale Boulevard.

The victim was identified as Shyla N. Medeiros-Dutton, of a Pahoa address.

Police also arrested the driver of the vehicle identified as Gary A. Simpkins, 22, of Pahoa. He was arrested yesterday (April 10) at 6:15 p.m. at the East Hawaii Detention Center for Negligent Homicide I, Negligent Injury I, Accident-Death/Serious Injury, Give Information and Render Aid, two counts of Accident Vehicle/Property and Notice of Accident.

Simpkins is being held at the East Hawaii Detention Center as police continue their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Clarence Acob at 961-2293 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

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