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Woman gets into a fight with others, hops in cars and runs one down, cops say

hawaiian woman fights with group of women gets in car and runs them down killing one
Source: Hawaii Department of Public Safety, Mega

Aug. 11 2021, Published 12:09 p.m. ET

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After getting into a fight with a group of people in Hawaii, a 29-year-old woman got into her SUV and drove into the crowd, killing one, police said.

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Around 1 a.m. on Aug. 7, police said Tomanu Tauala, 29, was in a dispute with a group of people in a parking lot.

Tauala got in a vehicle and drove toward the group, hitting two women who were also involved in the fight, authorities said.

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The Honolulu Fire Department said the two women, ages 19 and 30, were trapped underneath the vehicle and firefighters had to use the jaws of life to lift the SUV off the victims.

Nehlia-Ann Scanlan, 19, was in critical condition and taken to a hospital, where she died, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

The other victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition, police said.

Tauala was arrested by police in a nearby parking lot on Aug. 7 and she was charged with one count of second-degree attempted murder, officials said.

After Scanlan’s death, police said the case would be reclassified from attempted murder to murder. Tauala remains in jail and her bail was set at $300,000, officials said.


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