Volcano woman charged in hit-and-run death case
Big Island police said a 40-year-old Volcano woman who was arrested after a hit-and-run vehicle-bicycle crash in Hilo on Wednesday has been charged.
Alison E. Taylor was charged at 12:05 a.m. Friday with negligent homicide, accident involving death or serious injury, failure to provide information or render aid, driving with a suspended license and inattention to driving.
Her bail was set at $8,500. She remained at the Hilo police cellblock until her initial court appearance Friday.
Shortly before 7:29 a.m. Wednesday, Taylor was traveling south on Kinoole Street, south of Ohea Street, in a 2005 Toyota Tacoma when she struck a 20-year-old Hilo man riding a bicycle in the same direction.
The Tacoma then struck a utility pole, severing it.
The driver fled the scene traveling south on Kinoole Street. An off-duty police officer stopped her at Palai Street.
Fire and rescue personnel took the victim to Hilo Medical Center, where the bicyclist was pronounced dead at 8:16 a.m.
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