Captain Cook man charged in South Kona hit-and-run


Hawaii Island police have arrested and charged the driver in a South Kona hit-and-run collision Saturday that left a 24-year-old male pedestrian critically injured.

Alec Lyle Timpson, 30, of Captain Cook, turned himself in to police Sunday at the Kealakehe Police Station after police issued a media release describing the vehicle involved in the collision.


Police investigators also impounded a silver 2001 Ford F-150 pickup truck as evidence.

The hit-and-run collision took place Saturday evening on Highway 11, near the 110-mile marker in South Kona.

Officers responding to an 8:46 p.m. call determined that a southbound vehicle struck the victim, who was walking south across the highway in the southbound lane. The pedestrian was not in the marked crosswalk when he was struck.

The driver then fled the scene and failed to render aid to the pedestrian, police said.

The male pedestrian, whose name hasn’t been released by police, was taken first to Kona Community Hospital and subsequently transferred to The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, where he is listed in critical condition.

Timpson has been charged with first-degree negligent injury, leaving the scene of the accident and failure to give information or render aid. His bail is set at $7,250.

Timpson is being held at the Kealakehe Police Station cellblock pending his initial court appearance.

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