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Man dies after high-speed chase on H-3

Lt. David Nilsen, HPD Lt. David Nilsen, HPD

HALAWA VALLEY (HawaiiNewsNow) – A man was killed on his way over the Koolau Mountains Friday. Police say the driver collided with a median near town-side Harano tunnel entrance on the H-3 freeway at about 11:00 AM, shutting down the roadway for more than five hours.

We have talked to Honolulu police and federal agents. Our crews saw both on the scene but neither can tell us why federal agents were at the H-3.

Officials say a 39-year-old man was racing toward Kaneohe on the freeway when somehow he lost control of his red Mustang. Witnesses say it appeared he was being chased. But police would not confirm that information.

But police did say that he crashed into a concrete barrier.

"The driver lost control of the vehicle; the vehicle it went out of control across both Kaneohe bound lanes of traffic, striking the right concrete barrier. When it rebounded off that barrier, it ended up in the left Kaneohe bound lane" said Lt. David Nilsen of the Honolulu Police Department.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents other federal representatives as well as undercover Honolulu police officers were also at the crash scene.

Hawaii News Now was not allowed to video tape them at work.

When asked what they were doing there, Virginia Kice, an ICE spokesperson in California released this statement:

"All I can say about this matter is to reiterate that ICE was not engaged in a high-speed pursuit or chase with this individual at the time of the fatal crash."

The Mustang did have California plates. But officers were not able to tell us if the driver was a resident of that state. Identification is of the driver is still pending

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