Police arrest driver suspected in Monday hit-and-run

KAPAA  —  Police have arrested Wilmar Caban, age 30 of Kapaa, on suspicion of Second Degree Negligent Injury and Accidents Involving Substantial Injury. 

Police believe Caban is responsible for the hit-and-run that caused injuries to a female pedestrian in Kapaa Monday night. He has since been released pending an investigation.

According to police, a 75-year-old Kapaa woman was attempting to cross the highway near Honsador Lumber at around 7:40 p.m., when she was struck by an older model Honda Civic in the southbound lane. The vehicle failed to stop and render aid and police were unable to locate the driver following the collision.

Firefighters and medics treated the woman at the scene. She was subsequently transported to Wilcox Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The vehicle is described as a two-door Civic hatchback with a yellow-colored body and white hood. Police suspect the vehicle sustained some front-end damage.

This incident remains under police investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 241-1711.

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