Driver in fatal Makaha crash in court for prior driving infractions

Published On: Jun 17 2013 04:16:01 PM HST
Kamealohanakekaiau Wilbur-Delima

Kamealohanakekaiau Wilbur-Delima appeared in court Monday on unrelated traffic violation charges. The 18-year-old was the driver of a pickup truck that crashed in Makaha Friday night, killing on of his passengers.

HONOLULU -

The 18-year-old driver, believed to be responsible for the fatal crash that left a teenager dead in Makaha over the weekend, appeared in court Monday on separate traffic violations.

Kamealohanakekaiau Wilbur-Delima made an appearance in Honolulu District Court Monday afternoon for a plethora of traffic violations, including several counts of driving without insurance,  driving without a license and contempt.

These charges come only a couple of days after Wilbur-Delima crashed a white pickup truck off Farrington Highway near the Makua Caves.

According to witnesses and traffic investigators, Wilbur-Delima lost control of the truck after allegedly drinking at party in Waianae. He crashed into a concrete barrier and some boulders on the opposite side of the road before the truck burst into flames.

He was carrying 11 other passengers at the time or the crash, one of whom was killed in the crash. Four other passengers, all teenagers, were seriously injured.

At the time of the crash Wilbur-Delima and several other passengers fled the scene. He later turned himself into authorities and was arrested for negligent homicide, accidental death, and four contempt charges.

It normally takes several months for cases involving traffic violations to reach the courts.

His bail for the current traffic violations was set at $330.

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