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Family and friends remember victims killed in Makaha hit and run

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MAKAHA, Hawaii -

Friends and family members of the two men killed in a hit and run crash in Makaha spent the day at a makeshift memorial for them on Farrington Highway.

If you look drive through the area, you will see two crosses placed in honor of Jonah Ragsdale and Daniel Douglas Kahakuakoikealohapauole Mole. Loved ones stopped by throughout the day, leaving flowers, lei, and mementos for the two men, including Anna Carmela Malabanan, who is Mole's girlfriend. 

Malabanan was at Mole's side during his final moments at the hospital.

"I just told him that he was loved, he knew, he fought, he fought really hard to get up, he couldn't move, but he fought," said Malabanan.

Richard Mole still remembers getting the call about his son.

"My first thought is to pray, asking that the Lord watch over our child," said Richard Mole. 

Police say Mole and Ragsdale were fixing a truck pulled over to the side of the road on eastbound Farrington Highway in Makaha when a white Volkswagen Passat struck them and took off.

"He was driving pretty fast, he was going over 60-miles-an-hour with a passenger flat tire, it was a white four-door," said Shannon Medeiros, who witnessed the crash. 

Police found the car half an hour later on Lahilahi Street in Waianae.

"Can't just be driving off from a scene after you hit somebody," said Medeiros. 

Ragsdale died at the scene of the crash. Ragsdale's Family was too grief stricken to go on camera, but described him as a funny, loving Teddy Bear, who was close with his older sister.

Mole's Family says he was a strong father figure for his girlfriend's son, and had a big heart.

"He had a giving heart, and he died while helping his friend," said Mole. 

Both families hope this tragedy is a reminder for drivers to slow down. 

"We're going to fight for him no matter what," said Malabanan.

Honolulu Police said officer have not found the driver involved in the hit and run. The crash is still under investigation. 
 

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