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Case moves forward in Hawaii against Anchorage woman accused of striking boyfriend with car

An Anchorage woman who police say hit her boyfriend with a car in Hawaii last month was indicted on an attempted murder charge Monday.

Crystal Young, 30, was charged with attempted murder Dec. 16 in Kona, Hawaii. (Hawaii Police Department)

Crystal Young, 30, was indicted by a grand jury in Kona, on Hawaii's Big Island, West Hawaii Today reported.

Young hit Emil Dushkin, 36, with a rental car Dec. 15 at the Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area, a former airstrip that has been converted into a coastal park, Lt. Rio Amon-Wilkins of the Hawaii County Police Department in Kailua-Kona said in December.

Dushkin was hit on an old airport runway that is now used as a road and walkway, Amon-Wilkins said.

Witnesses described seeing Young driving circles around Dushkin in a black sedan "and then she went after him with the vehicle," Amon-Wilkins said.

Dushkin was in critical condition after being hit. On Tuesday, Amon-Wilkins said he was in stable condition.

"He's going to live, but other than that we're not sure," Amon-Wilkins said.

Hawaii Police Department Maj. Robert Wagner told West Hawaii Today that Dushkin was doing better but may have long-term injuries.

After hitting Dushkin, Young drove to the end of the park and ran into a brushy area, where officers later found her, police said.

She was indicted on charges of attempted murder in the second degree and accident involving death or serious bodily injury, according to West Hawaii Today.

Young is in custody at Hawaii Community Correctional Center.

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