Volcano woman charged in hit-and-run death case

Published  4:24 PM HST Apr 13, 2012
Alison E. Taylor
HILO, Hawaii -

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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