Kaua‘i police arrest man in connection to fatal hit-and-run in Kapa‘a
The Kaua‘i Police Department has arrested 33-year-old Brandon Vitovitz on Thursday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run Sunday. Vitovitz has no known address.
Kaua‘i Police also identified the victim as 64-year-old David Evans of Kapa‘a.
Vitovitz was arrested on charges of first-degree negligent homicide, accidents involving death, inattention to driving, and driving without a license. He is currently being held at the Kaua‘i Police Department Cell Block on $250,000 bail.
The hit-and-run occurred Sunday, shortly before 9:45 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a report of a traffic crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on Kukui Street in Kapa‘a.
According to a preliminary report, a lifted dark-colored Toyota Tacoma turned left from Kūhiō Highway onto Kukui Street and struck a pedestrian who was crossing Kukui Street on a marked crosswalk. The pedestrian, identified as David Evans of Kapa‘a, was treated on scene before being transported to Wilcox Medical Center in critical condition, where he later died.
The driver of the truck, later identified as Vitovitz, reportedly fled the scene.
Kukui Street was closed in both directions for approximately one and a half hours while the Kaua‘i Police Department’s Traffic Safety Section conducted an on-scene investigation.