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Police Arrest and Charge Captain Cook Man in South Kona Pedestrian Hit and Run

by Thunda

Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged the driver involved in a South Kona hit-and-run collision on Saturday, May 13, 2023, that left a 24-year-old male pedestrian critically injured.

Alec Lyle Timpson, age 30, of Captain Cook, turned himself in to police Sunday, May 14, at 11:25 a.m., at the Kealakehe Police Station after police issued a media release describing the vehicle involved in the collision. Police investigators also recovered a silver 2001 Ford F-150 pickup truck as evidence.

The hit-and-run collision took place Saturday evening, May 13, on Highway 11, near the 110-mile marker in South Kona. Responding to an 8:46 p.m. call, police determined that an unknown vehicle was heading south on Highway 11 when it struck the male pedestrian, who was walking south across the highway in the southbound lane. The pedestrian was not in the marked crosswalk when he was struck. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene and failed to render aid to the pedestrian.

The male pedestrian, who has not been positively identified, was transported to the Kona Community Hospital and subsequently transferred to Queens Medical Center on Oahu for further treatment, where he is listed in critical condition.

After conferring with the County Prosecutors Office, police charged Timpson with:

  • First-degree negligent injury
  • Duty to give information or render aid
  • Accidents involving death or serious bodily injury

His bail was set at $7,250. Timpson is currently being held at the Kealakehe Police Station cellblock pending his initial court appearance. 

Hawaii Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in this investigation.

The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a negligent injury investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Adam Roberg at (808) 326-4646, ext. 229 or email at Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300. 

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