A 54-year-old man has been charged with reckless driving causing death after a Vaiola hospital shuttle hit and killed a church minister in Haʻateiho on Monday.

Rev. Tevita Mausia was walking to an early morning church service in Haʻateiho when the incident happened.

The Ministry of Health Director Siale ʻAkauʻola said the driver was one of their long serving employees and was an experienced driver.

He said they were shocked when they knew he was involved in the fatal accident.