Trial reset in crosswalk death

LIHUE — The trial for a man accused of striking a woman on Rice Street with his vehicle was rescheduled to August.

Police said Derreck Agan, 49, caused the death of Paulanna Larish when she crossed the marked crosswalk nearly two years ago. The trial was reset for Aug. 29, before Fifth Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Watanabe.

Agan’s attorney told the court Monday that he had been in communication with the prosecutor’s office to resolve the case but needed additional time to do so.

Agan is charged with negligent homicide in the first degree for allegedly hitting the 60-year-old homeless woman in the early morning hours of Oct. 7, 2014.

Agan, driving a Toyota Tacoma, allegedly hit Larish at 6:15 a.m. as she made her way across the street by the Lihue Post Office, police said. He got out of his vehicle and tried to assist Larish, but while he was doing so, another driver in a Mercury Mountaineer also drove over the crosswalk and allegedly struck Larish, according to reports.

Larish died at the scene.


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