Driver indicted in fatal crash
Two Waialua teens died from an accident on Kaukonahua Road
A 20-year-old driver of a car that overturned on Kaukonahua Road in May 2006 is facing charges that he killed two Waialua High School classmates who were passengers.
An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday charging Billy Joesen Lamug with two counts of second-degree negligent homicide. The indictment also charges Lamug with one count of first-degree negligent injury. All three charges are Class C felonies punishable by up to five years in prison.
Shane Bachiller and Lanakila K. Vierra, both 18, died after they were ejected from the car in the early morning of May 13, 2006. Bachiller was pronounced dead at the scene. Vierra was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in extremely critical condition where he died.
The victim of the negligent injury was an Ewa Beach girl who was 16 years old at the time of the crash.
There were five teenagers in the car. Friends said Lamug, Bachiller, Vierra and another 18-year-old male in the car were scheduled to graduate the following month. Bachiller and Vierra were members of Waialua High School's football team. The fifth teenager suffered minor injuries.
The five teens were in a subcompact car returning from a party in Waipahu to celebrate Bachiller's 18th birthday.
Police said the driver lost control of the vehicle, which went off the roadway and overturned.
Friends have said Lamug does not drink or speed. They said he probably fell asleep behind the wheel.