Woman found guilty in case of Waimanalo hit-and-run that killed infant sentenced


A woman found guilty of hitting a Waimanalo family and leaving the crash scene was sentenced Thursday.

The crash occurred on Dec. 5, 2016, along Kalanianaole Highway.

Police say a family was crossing the highway in a marked crosswalk when a truck hit them.

Six-month-old Donovan Naleieha was hospitalized in critical condition and later died.

The crash also injured his mother and 3-year-old brother. His father was not physically hurt.

Police say the driver, identified as Annie Akau, fled the scene. She was later arrested at her home a short distance away, and eventually released pending further investigation.

On Thursday, Jan. 10, 2018, Akau was sentenced to five years in prison for the second-degree negligent homicide charge and the three counts of accidents involving death or serious bodily injury. She also received 30 days in prison for driving without a license. She’s being given credit for time served.

Akau must also pay restitution in the amount of $30,768.

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