Man Charged in Sunday Vehicle Fatality

Hawaii Island police have charged a 26-year-old Keaʻau man who was arrested after fleeing the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Keaʻau on Sunday

Keempe Drequito was arrested for manslaughter on Tuesday and charged at 6 p.m. with manslaughter, negligent homicide, accident involving death or serious injury and reckless driving. His bail was set at $286,000.

Drequito was released for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

The victim of the accident was identified on Tuesday as 31-year-old Travis Serquina of Keaʻau.

He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock until his initial court appearance today (May 17).