HONOLULU (KHON2) — A 29-year-old man was sentenced today by an Oahu judge in relation to a drunk driving crash that killed his 21-year-old passenger, on Oct. 5, 2017.
According to the Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, Puletua Wilson was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
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Wilson is accused of being intoxicated while driving a Toyota sedan on Farrington Highway at a high rate of speed. He then veered off Kea‘au Homesteads Road in Makaha and struck a parked pickup truck which sent the vehicle airborne.
As a result of the collision, Wilson’s passenger was also ejected from the sedan and die at the scene.
Honolulu Prosecutor Steve Alm said, in part, in a statement, “Wilson’s reckless disregard for the safety of others resulted in the death of Troy Kaho‘oilihala, a promising young man who was much loved by his family and the community.”