Honolulu police charged a man from Australia with third-degree negligent homicide in connection with the death of a California teen in a watercraft collision on Sunday in Keehi Lagoon.
20-year-old Tyson A. Dagley is being held on $100,000 bail. He was arrested at the Ala Moana Hotel Thursday night just before 10 p.m., according to the police report.
The teen killed in the collision was 16-year-old Kristen Fonseca of Vacaville, Calif. Her stepfather spoke with the media on Thursday and said the watercraft industry needs tougher government oversight.
Mario Canton says a watercraft rented from Aloha Jet Ski Tours collided into the back of Fonseca's Waverunner at a high rate of speed. Canton believes Dagley was traveling up to 40 mph and operating the vehicle in a reckless manner.
According to Hawaii state law, a person is guilty of negligent homicide if he or she "causes the death of another person by the operation of a vehicle in a negligent manner."
Canton also believes companies that rent out watercraft should be placed under stricter regulations.
Currently, companies that rent watercraft are required to give riders a life vest and provide basic safety rules.
Fonseca's family plans to hold a candlelight vigil for the teenager this Sunday in Vacaville.