Motorcyclist killed, man arrested after H-1 crash

Westbound H1 Freeway traffic at 10:41 p.m.
Westbound H1 Freeway traffic at 10:41 p.m.

PEARL CITY (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police have arrested a 19-year old Ewa Beach man for negligent homicide after a 49-year-old Waipahu man driving a motorcycle was killed on the H-1 Freeway at the Waimalu off ramp at about 9:21 p.m. Thursday.

According to police, the suspect was driving a black Toyota pickup truck and entered the freeway from the Moanalua Road on ramp when he crossed a solid while line and hit a Nissan sedan. The Nissan veered across four lanes, hit the zipper lane barrier and struck the motorcycle from behind.

Another car, a 1999 Ford, then hit the Nissan.

The suspect was taken to Pali Momi hospital in fair condition.

The 49-year-old motorcycle driver was killed at the scene. He was wearing a helmet and driving a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The Nissan was driven by a 57-year-old Mililani man who was taken to Pali Momi in fair condition.

The 19-year driver of the Ford is from Honolulu and was not injured.

Police  closed all westbound lanes of the H-1 Freeway at the Waimalu off ramp for hours during the investigation.

Alcohol and speed may have been factor for the man arrested, police said.

There have been 13 fatalities so far on Oahu this year compared to 16 fatalities at this time last year.

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