By Jeff King
A Kula man was placed under arrest this morning on charges stemming from an accident on the Pi’ilani Highway in April, 2014.
Michael Angelo Cattaneo, a 29 year-old Kula resident was arrested at 11:15 this morning, charged with negligent homicide and other charges in the death of Karl B. Hagen of Wailea. The accident happened at 1:12 p.m. on April 14, 2014., on Pi’ilani Highway, about a half-mile north of Kanani Road.
Cattaneo was charged with the following crimes:
- Negligent Homicide in the First Degree
- Negligent Homicide I (2nd count involving vulnerable bicyclist)
- Operating a vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant (Drugs)
- No-No Fault insurance
Vehicle Homicide Sergeant William Hankins states that this arrest is the culmination of hundreds of hours spent reconstructing the crash by highly trained crash investigators of the Maui Police Department Vehicle Homicide Section. Sergeant Hankins stated that “families of crash victims who are killed or seriously injured deserve justice. It is the goal of the Maui Police Department Vehicle Homicide Section to thoroughly investigate these crashes and work with the prosecutor’s office to hold those responsible for their actions.
He added, “We owe it to the victim and their family members to help bring closure from these avoidable crashes.”